Tucked away in a side street in the centre of Rome stands the small 17th century church of Santissimo Sudario all' Argentina, also known as Santissimo Sudario dei Piemontesi (Most Holy Shroud of the Piedmontese).
Santissimo Sudario dei Piemontesi was once the national church of the Kingdom of Sardinia and is now the regional church for Piedmont and Sardinia.
The church houses a replica of the Shroud (Sudario) of Turin, hence its name. The striking sculpture of God the Father is the work of Antonio Raggi (1624-86).
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private and
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