The Shroud of Turin or Turin Shroud (Italian: Sindone di Torino) is a length of linen cloth bearing the image of a man who appears to have suffered physical trauma in a manner consistent with crucifixion. There is no consensus yet on how the image was created. It is believed by some to be the burial shroud of Jesus of Nazareth, despite radiocarbon dating it to the Medieval period. The image is much clearer in black-and-white negative than in its natural sepia color. The negative image was first observed in 1898 on the reverse photographic plate of amateur photographer Secondo Pia, who was allowed to photograph it while it was being exhibited in the Turin Cathedral. The shroud is kept in the royal chapel of the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Turin, Northern Italy.
This item is for a Replica of the Famous Large Secondo Pia Image of the Face of Christ from 1898. This is the Negative Face Style Version. Our image is actually printed onto a Middle Eastern type of Linen Cloth that is similar to the actual Shroud. This Face image is large and measures: 34 Inches Wide x 38.5 Inches High x .75 inches Deep. That is almost 3 feet wide by over 3 feet high! It is framed out with Wood and the cloth is stapled on the back similar to the way a canvas painting would be. The Face image weighs 8 pounds.
I have just returned from a trip to Turin to see the Shroud. It was simply in a word, Amazing!! I woulld highly recommend everyone to see it, and if you go do not forget to visit the Museum where Secondo Pia's pictures and camera is displayed.
The shroud is also available in The large Face version Sepia Style, A full size 6 foot Sepia style and Negative style.
This item is for the Full Face Negative Style of the Shroud. The Face Sepia and Full Size Styles of both are available in another selection.