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excerpts from shroud.com:
The Sudarium of Oviedo:
Its History and Relationship to the Shroud of Turin
Mark Guscin, B.A. M.Phil.
The cloth was not wrapped entirely round the head because the right cheek was almost touching the right shoulder. This suggests that the sudarium was put into place while the body was still on the cross. The second stain was made about an hour later, when the body was taken down. The third stain was made when the body was lifted from the ground about forty five minutes later. The body was lying at the foot of the cross for about forty-five minutes before being buried. The marks (not fingerprints) of the fingers that held the cloth to the nose are also visible.
Jewish tradition demands that if the face of a dead person was in any way disfigured, it should be covered with a cloth to avoid people seeing this unpleasant sight. This would certainly have been the case with Jesus, whose face was covered in blood from the injuries produced by the crown of thorns and swollen from falling and being struck.
It seems that the sudarium was first used before the dead body was taken down from the cross and discarded when it was buried.
This fits in with what we learn from John's gospel, which tells us that the sudarium was rolled up in a place by itself.
:)there is a lot more info on the website
That is a very good point about the cloth being discarded. Myself, I do not think the cloth was on Christ's face when He was buried. As you noted, it was rolled up. I do believe that the image was put on the burial cloth at the time of the Resurrection. Wish we knew for sure. Unfortunately, there is no way of knowing for sure. :( Perhaps when Christ returns in glory. He will tell us. Perhaps not.