The entrance to the church of San Silvestro in Capite is surmounted by an image of the Mandylion, also known as the Image of Edessa.
The image was a piece of cloth, upon which, it was believed, the face of Jesus had been imprinted.
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 walking tours of Rome.
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