Sudarium Symbolism

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Register to read the introduction… Peter and St. Paul, standing on either side of a piece of cloth. This large cloth, spanning from the saints’ mid-torsos to roughly their ankles in length, features an exceptionally large head –that of Christ. Above the cloth is an emblem created by a crown, two crossed keys, and an ornately decorated ribbon of sorts.
This emblem features one of the first similarities to that of the playing cards created by his own hand and those created by the Master of the Playing Cards. The crown at the top of the emblem is placed squarely above the head of Christ, recognizing him as the King of Kings. The same style crown –particularly looking at the spires –is seen on the King on his “King with a Helmet” card, as well as on the crown of the Queen on the “Queen of Flowers”
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