The exhibition, entitled “The Christ of the Holy Shroud”.
The Scuola Grande di San Marco Museum in Venice is hosting an exhibition of the Shroud of Turin, which began in mid-July and is scheduled to continue until September 26.
The exhibition, titled “The Christ of the Shroud: A Sacred Three-Dimensional Anatomy,” features a life-size 3D model of Jesus, which was created using the physical dimensions of the image on the Shroud of Turin.
This statue is the three-dimensional representation of natural grandeur of the Man of the Sindone, made on millimeter measurements taken from the canvas in which the body of Christ was wrapped during the crucifixion, ”explains Giulio Fanti, professor of Mechanical and Thermal Measurements at the Università di Padova and relic expert.
The professor, based on his measurements, has made a 3D “tracing” that he claims allows him to affirm that these are the actual measurements of the crucified Christ.
“We consider that we finally have the precise image of what Jesus was like on this earth. From now on, it will no longer be possible to represent him without taking this work into account ».
The professor has entrusted the weekly Chi the exclusive of this work of his, and revealed to them: «According to our studies, Jesus was a man of extraordinary beauty.
Slender, but very robust, he was five feet eight inches tall, when the average height of the time was 1.65 meters.
And he had a royal and majestic expression ”(Vatican Insider).
Through the study and three-dimensional projection of the figure, Fanti has also been able to make a calculation of the many wounds on the body of the Man of the Sindone:
«In the Shroud – adds the professor – I have counted 370 scourge wounds, without taking into account the lateral ones, which the canvas does not offer because it only involved the front and back of the body.
But we can launch the hypothesis of about 600 hits.
Also, reconstruction. Furthermore, the three-dimensional reconstruction has made it possible to reconstruct that at the time of death, the man from La Sindone was hunched to the right because his right shoulder was so severely dislocated that he had injured the nerves ”(Il Mattino di Padova).
The questions that surround the mystery of the Sindone are still present, surely in that martyred man we see the sign of suffering, and in him we find a little of each one of us; but also – in the eyes of faith – the hope that this man was not just any man, but the Man par excellence, that Ecce Homo who appeared docile in front of Pilate and who after the tremendous scourging was crucified being innocent, but bearing the guilt of all.
And although in the Sindone it is not obligatory even for the Christian, the exceptionality of that linen remains there to challenge our understanding and our certainties, almost as Jesus of Nazareth did in person, who challenged our certainties by loving his persecutors, forgiving them from the beginning. cross and conquering death two thousand years ago.