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Anticipating the Conference: Emanuela Marinelli on Iconography

June 5, 2014

Emanuela Marinelli  |  11-Oct-2014   |  7:15-7:45 pm

imageTHE SHROUD AND THE ICONOGRAPHY OF CHRIST

The similarity between the Shroud face and most of the depictions of Christ known in art, both Eastern and Western, is clear and cannot be attributed to pure chance; it must be the result of a dependency, mediated or immediate, of an image from the other and of all from a common source. We can identify several elements on the Shroud that are not regular, hardly attributable to the imagination of the artists, that make us understand how the ancient representations of Christ’s face depend on the venerated relic. . . . After the victory of Christianity, sanctioned by Constantine in 313 with the Edict of Milan, a new image of the face of Jesus began to spread, which is characterized by not too long beard, mustache, narrow, tall and stately face, with long hair, falling on his shoulders, and sometimes with a middle line that divides them.

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