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Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
The Saint Augustine Catholic Church of New Orleans, American, founded 1842  Search this
Medium:
wood, cloth, metal
Dimensions:
32 5/8 x 21 1/2 x 20 1/2 in. (82.9 x 54.6 x 52.1 cm)
Type:
altars
Place collected:
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Date:
20th century
Description:
A wood kneeling altar with a yellow-green padded knee rest. The altar has small cubbyhole under the top shelf. The shelf is slightly tilted down toward the knee pads. The bottom of the shelf and cubbyhole are supported by two curved arches on either side, attached to the side planks. On either side of the altar at the top of the side planks is a carved cross. A small rectangular support board is near the base of the altar and connects the two side planks. Kneepads are attached to the fixed base with two solid horizontal planks on either side. A small, wood, inverted arch support connects the knee rest to the vertical side planks.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Religious groups  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of The Saint Augustine Catholic Church of New Orleans
Object number:
2013.67.5.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Religious and Sacred Objects
Exhibition:
Making a Way Out of No Way
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd577deabbd-a19f-4307-9e12-679f39138aa5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.67.5.1