A Late 18th Century Carved and Giltwood Altar Card
A late 18th century carved and giltwood altar card or “cantagloria” from Piedmonte, a Northern Italian region. This work was placed on the altar only during Mass and contains prayers that the priest should recite during the Mass.
This antique frame contains a lyturgical inscription and has an exquisite scrolling carving with a superb gold leaf gilding. Minor gilding losses consistent with use and age.
height: 43 cm
width: 31 cm