Portable altar, Anonymous, c. 1525 - c. 1540

Portable altar, Anonymous, c. 1525 - c. 1540

oak (wood), h 23.3cm × w 14.5cm. More details

This exquisite portable altar was intended for private devotion. The owner could use it for personal meditation either at home or when travelling. Open, the altar presented a poignant image of ‘Christ as the Man of Sorrows’ standing in his tomb and pointing explicitly at the wounds caused by his crucifixion. This helped the believer to identify with Christ’s suffering.

On display in room 0.1-26

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