[Sca-cooks] tablecloth, shroud or food cover?

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Tue Oct 30 10:45:12 PDT 2007

On Oct 30, 2007, at 11:31 AM, Suey wrote:

> Can't find the message but someone said yesterday there is a 6th C
> painting of the Last Supper with a tablecloth. Now I find this
> confusing. Is this a symbolic reference to the Shroud of Turin? I do
> find some Jewish references to a leather tablecloth and to clothes
> covering food to keep the flies away but not to linen table coverings.
> Does anyone have more data on the history of the tablecloth?
> Suey

Huh? It was my understanding that the Shroud of Turin is popularly/ 
traditionally supposed (with no real historical or scientific basis  
behind the supposition) to be the veil/palla of Saint Veronica. I  
never heard of any connection to the tablecloth at the Last Supper...


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