Altar cards

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Altar cards
Altar cards
neapolitan manufacture
18th century
silver embossed on wood, paper

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The altar cards is a lithurgical object used during the Tridentine Mass by the priest to act missal formulas. In this case the frame, finely embossed, presents a effect of opposing spirals of various sizes, according to typical Baroque forms. In the shield, on the top, depicts the Apostle Andrew, surmounted by a cross, at the bottom it shows the coat of arms of Archbishop Michele Bologna (1701-1731).