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

Pixel, Goddess and Queen pixel at hundred-acre-wood.com
Tue Oct 30 14:40:10 PDT 2007

On Tue, 30 Oct 2007, Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius wrote:

> 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...
> Adamantius

Actually the Veil of Veronica and the Shroud of Turin are two different 
items entirely.


Margaret FitzWilliam, procrastinating doing any actual work

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