Altar Host Press

Altar Host Press


Region / Tribe: California, San Diego / Cuamara College Museum of the Americas

Circa: 19th Century

Material: Wood, iron screw

Dimension: L. 3” x W. 1 ½”

Condition: Excellent, use wear, deep patina, no restoration

Comments: A very rare religious implement for impressing the christogram in altar bread. The edge of the wood press is chip carved. The “axeled” handle can be used as a rolling-pin pattern stamp.

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