For sale at eBay: Christian Relic Holy Shroud of Turin Jesus Christ Saint | eBay
At the center of this relic is a piece from The Shroud of Turin, the most studied artifact in history and specifically is associated with Jesus Christ, his crucifixion and burial. The shroud is rectangular, measuring approximately 4.4 × 1.1m (14.3 × 3.7 ft). The cloth is woven in a three-to-one herringbone twill composed of flax fibrils. Its most distinctive characteristic is the faint, yellowish image of a front and back view of a naked man with his hands folded across his groin. The two views are aligned along the midplane of the body and point in opposite directions. The front and back views of the head nearly meet at the middle of the cloth. Religious beliefs about the burial cloths of Jesus have existed for centuries. The Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke state that Joseph of Amrimathea wrapped the body of Jesus in a piece of linen cloth and placed it in a new tomb. The Gospel of John refers to strips of linen used by Joseph of Arimathea and John 20:6-7 states that Apostle Peter found multiple pieces of burial cloth after the tomb was found open, strips of linen cloth for the body and a separate cloth for the head.
Think it is real? It is possible. The Duchess Margaret of Savoy, once owner of the shroud, stipulated in her will , drawn up in 1508, that she wished to leave a portion of the Shroud to her church of Brou at Bourg-en-Bresse. Although there is no record that this was ever done, there is significant speculation that this was the piece replaced with French reweaving in the area from which the carbon dating samples were taken.
The round piece of cloth seems to be an ornate piece of gauze and the tiny bit of the Shroud, very dark in appearance, is mounted on it and held in place with lacquer. This is not uncommon way for mounting a lock of hair or a bit clothing.
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