That night, Chicken Number Two dies and the way is open for him to escape by taking the dead man's place in his burial shroud
. This image along with that of the extra coat lent to him by a stranger to cover his blood-stained prison clothes, reminds us of its biblical parallel.
The absence of wool is consonant with its being of Jewish origin, since the Mosaic law forbade mixing linen and wool in the making of garments, and the presence of even one wool fibre would have proved that this could not have been a Jewish burial shroud
. In 1969, a Swiss expert, Dr.
Ramos tells us about a humble vendor from Lima named Elvira who, after her death in 1572, was buried in the cathedral "in an anaco (indigenous woman's outfit) that served as her burial shroud
Wrapped in a finely crafted burial shroud
and placed in a boat-shaped coffin, she was left for eternal sleep.
POPE BENEDICT XVI all but gave an outright endorsement of the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, calling the cloth that some believe is Christ's burial shroud
an icon "written with the blood" of a crucified man.
A linen cloth alleged to be the burial shroud
of Jesus Christ, which has been shown to have been in the possession of the House of Savoy in the mid-14th Century, is one such object.
And Penelope's ruse to keep the suitors at bay, her refusing to remarry until she finishes sewing a burial shroud
for Ulysses's father, finds its counterpart in Kentridge's drawing and erasing, as each day's progress is unraveled at night.
The revered relic is said to be the burial shroud
of Christ, but some experts believe it is a brilliant medieval hoax.
And in many parts of the world, textiles have formed an important part of religious ceremonies: in the Islamic world, a seamless white cloth was used as a burial shroud
, while in ancient Egypt, mummies were wrapped in bandages.
Kurdish farmers in the village of Kardeslerkoyu screamed as they lifted the white burial shroud
that covered 14-year-old Erhan Berk, found dead in the school's debris yesterday.
"These range from textiles commissioned by royalty and high-ranking officials, such as the striking cloths of the Asante or gowns from Ethiopia encrusted with gold, to less prestigious but no less glorious pieces such as a multi-coloured Merina burial shroud
to buy a burial shroud
, not having money for the full size,
It is a world where God's messengers, angels, will cover your face either with tar or with a crepe burial shroud
A distraught Ms Bhutto arrived early yesterday at the Mideast Hospital, where her brother's body lay wrapped in the traditional white burial shroud
After 14 years, Dantes makes a daring escape by taking the place of a dead companion; he is sewn into a burial shroud
and thrown into the sea.