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Man of Sorrows

Man of Sorrows iconThe Man of Sorrows was a common theme in Byzantine icons starting very roughly at about A.D. 1000. On icons and in paintings, Jesus is seen rising from a sepulcher as shown here. Some scholars think that the image was inspired by the Shroud of Turin, then known as the Holy Mandylion and previously as the Image of Edessa.

From historical sources we have reason to believe that the shroud was raised from a folded position during religious ceremonies as a means of representing the resurrection.

Many features seen in various icons of the Man of Sorrows match features on the shroud of Turin. Most commonly these features include style of beard, a long narrow nose, larger than normal eyes, hands crossed at the wrists, and rivulets of blood on the arms.

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