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Spanish cathedral exhibits hyperrealistic sculpture based on Shroud of Turin

A hyper-realistic recreation that is based on data generated from the Shroud of Turin, is being displayed at the Gaudix Cathedral in Spain’s Granada. The Shroud of Turin is believed by many to be the burial shroud of Jesus. The re-creation of the shroud was first displayed in central Spain’s Salamanca Cathedral. It will be kept for display in Granada till June 30 and then it will be exhibited in various parts of Europe through the end of this year. The hyperrealistic sculpture weighs around 165 pounds and is made of silicone and latex. The posture of the body indicates rigor mortis and bruises and wounds are shown in a detailed manner.

National Catholic Register reports:

This Holy Week, Gaudix Cathedral in Granada, Spain, is hosting the exhibition of the first hyper-realistic recreation based on data obtained from the Shroud of Turin, an artifact that many believe to be the burial shroud of Christ.

The exhibit first opened at Salamanca Cathedral in central Spain and will remain in Granada until June 30, after which it will tour Europe for the remainder of 2023.

The sculpture, made of latex and silicone, weighs about 165 pounds.

The posture portrays rigor mortis. The legs are somewhat bent, hands crossed at the level of the pubis. There is no false modesty in the figure. The entire body of the Man on the Shroud is visible, nothing omitted, including circumcision.

The hair that has been used is human and can be seen all over the body, from the feet to the head with all realism, without leaving out a detail.

When one approaches the figure — with hands behind one’s back in accordance with exhibit rules for visitors — one can observe every pore of the skin, freckles, eyelashes and eyebrows.

The back is slightly raised, making apparent the lacerations on the head, and there is a kind of small braid that ties the hair on the back of the head. Also seen are the bruises on the shoulders.

On the skin you can see each of the tearing wounds, as well as the one between the fifth and sixth ribs on the right side. The nose is broken and the right eye bruised.


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Photo by Catedral de Guadix

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