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  • Object: Indulgence

    Oct 03, 2018

    I-0291h6 Indulgence Catholic 1967 Materials: Paper/Paint Dante between Purgatory and Florence by Domenico di Michelino, 1465. Image via Wikimedia Commons. This object is a plenary indulgence, which is a religious document used by the Catholic church. Indulgences are used to [...]

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  • Object: Print

    Oct 02, 2018

    I-0068k Print “The Black Madonna of Czestochowa” Unknown artist Polish Materials: Wood, Ink, Paint This object is a small print representing the Black Madonna of Czestochowa. The Black Madonna of Czestochowa also known as Our Lady of Jasna Gora is [...]

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  • Object: Antimen

    Oct 02, 2018

    I-0529e Antimen Lebanese United States 20th Century Materials: Cloth and Thread This object is an Antimen or Antimension which translates to “instead of the table” and is used in Orthodox Christian churches. It is an authorizing document printed on cloth [...]

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  • Object: Figurine

    Oct 01, 2018

    I-0531a Religious Figurine Spanish American Northern Mexico or southern Texas Mid-19th Century Materials: Wood, Paint This object is a wooden statue of Saint Anthony, or possibly Saint Francis. Spanish statues like this were called bultos or santos and they were [...]

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  • Object: Book

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0457e Book Norwegian 1893 Materials: paper, leather This is a book of religious stories written in the Norwegian language. Norway is predominantly a Christian nation, with its established Church of Norway. This book was printed in 1893, and is titled [...]

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  • Object: Rosary

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0450a Figure, Religious, Rosary Lebanese 1920s Materials: chain, gold In the Roman Catholic Church, a prayer rosary is used to venerate and worship in services. Prayer rosaries are also used in the Christian Orthodox Church. This rosary is Lebanese, and [...]

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  • Object: Altarpiece

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0008d Altarpiece Mexican Date unknown, likely 20th century Materials: ceramic Photo via: Liz, Holy Family Classical Academy blogspot This miniature black ceramic cathedral is a home altarpiece used for personal prayer in a family’s home. Typical altarpieces are found in [...]

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  • Object: Certificate

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0393d Certificate, First Communion German-American New Braunfels, TX 1867 Materials: paper, wood Photo via: KGNB 1420 AM, http://kgnb.am/news/local-churches-offer-special-services-remember-reason-season This is a framed First Communion Certificate, from St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in New Braunfels, Texas. In the Catholic faith, [...]

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  • Object: Mask

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0083c Mask, Theatrical Mexican Date: Unknown (likely early 20th century) Materials: Wood and Paint Photo via: Kathryn S. (Barr) McCloud This wooden mask is carved from wood and painted red with a black bat on it.  This mask was made [...]

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  • Object: Incense burner

    Sep 25, 2018

    I-0450c Incense burner (thurible) Lebanese Date: Unknown Materials: Brass A thurible is a metal censer in which incense is burned during religious services. The thurible is suspended from chains and is gently swung by the priest or thurifer  in order [...]

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