[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?
> 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...
Actually the Veil of Veronica and the Shroud of Turin are two different
Margaret FitzWilliam, procrastinating doing any actual work
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