Fixed kneeling altar from Saint Augustine Catholic Church of New Orleans
- 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.
- Data Source
- National Museum of African American History and Culture
- Manufactured by
- Owned by
- The Saint Augustine Catholic Church of New Orleans, American, founded 1842
- 20th century
- Credit Line
- Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of The Saint Augustine Catholic Church of New Orleans
- wood, cloth, metal
- 32 5/8 x 21 1/2 x 20 1/2 in. (82.9 x 54.6 x 52.1 cm)
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