Altar cards (‘carteglorie ‘) are three cards placed on the altar placed on the altar, usually framed, one at the centre and two on the sides. Each features some formulas and parts of the Missal that are art of the Mass ordinary.
The central altar card contains the prayers of the Canon and Offertory, from which the name tabella secretarum derives. Other formulas and prayers can be added, such as the Gloria in excelsis Deo, from which the name ‘cartagloria’ derives.
The altar card placed 'in cornu Epistula'e (on the right looking at the altar) shows the Psalm Lavabo and Deus qui humanae substantiae, while the other card, on the opposite side, i.e. in cornu Evangelii, shows the beginning of the Gospel according to John.
Dimensions: Central altar card 42 x 37 cm; side altar cards 35 x 24 cm.
The frames are of Northern Italian manufacture in early 19th century Empire style, the cards inside are from late 19th century.
In excellent condition, the gilding is original and contemporary.
- Tríptico excepcional de Cartaglorie, norte de Italia
- Madera, Papel
- Periodo estimado
- siglo XIX
- País de origen
- Excelente estado - apenas usado y con signos mínimos de los años y de desgaste