Herringbone Weave within Stavronikita Epitaphios

The implications are significant. Look very carefully at the weave pattern on the burial shroud pictured (two photographs) and the enlarged section showing the cloth below the shoulder. In the meantime I’m trying to find out more about this. And I’m trying to find a higher definition image.

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Photo 2:

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Section beneath shoulder showing herringbone:

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8 thoughts on “Herringbone Weave within Stavronikita Epitaphios”

  1. Very interesting ! can you kindly provide me with the following data ?

    (1) What are the names of these two Epitaphios ?
    (2)Where are they located ?
    (3) Were they made 14 century too ?

  2. +1 to Sean Cheng’s questions, very interested in the dating of these.

    Thanks

    Ron.

  3. Did no one ever find out more info on this epitaphios?
    I think it is a very interesting one. Not only the Shroud-like weave, but also the hand positions, and the blood / flagrum markings all over the body

    1. Interesting to see in this epitaphios the wound on the top hand only near the wrist, as per the Shroud, also the lower hand (left hand) seems much longer than the top hand, also as per the Shroud

  4. The Monastery of Stavronikita epithaphios is only mid-16th c. CE. See also the 1300 CE ca zigzag/herringbone patterned epitaphios from the Byzantine Museum in Thessaloniki.

  5. In ;y March 14, 2012 at 9:27 am | #38 post

    I wrote;

    Well before the Pray codex (1192-1195c.e.) or the Lirey Pilgrimage leaden badge (1370-1390c.e.), I hold the cathedra of Saint Mark (6th century CE) to be the earliest testimonial so far of Yeshua’s zigzag weave patterned burial cloth.

    In my quest for 3rd-4th century CE Cryptochristianism & 5-6th century CE icono(crypto)graphy of the Turin Sindon, I first saw “The throne of Saint Mark” in 1997 (in Venice) and immediately identified it as a 3D alabaster replica at reduced scale of the Hetoimassia (or relic-throne of the “Preparation” to the Second Coming of Christ).

    Hetoimassia, literally “preparation”, meaning “that which has been prepared” or “that which is made ready”, specifically refers to the “sign of the Son of Man” and his return at the Last Judgement.

    The early motif essentially consists of an empty throne with a prominent cushion and various Christic relics (among which his pre-burial sudarium draped round a crux gemmate and/or the ring of twisted rushes, to which thorns were attached to form the Crown his burial cloth covering or sitting on the throne and… the Holy Face of the Holy mandylion reliquary).

  6. Correction
    The motif essentially consists of an empty throne with a prominent cushion and various Christic relics (among which his burial cloth covering or sitting on the throne and/or his pre-burial sudarium draped round a crux gemmata and/or the ring of twisted rushes, to which thorns were attached to form his crown around or over the cross).

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