GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO
with a large decorative border of flowers and two cherubs, illuminated initial letters, background toned, colouring and gillding bright, on fine wove paper, lifted from its original backing an replaced with acid free conservancy card, 15 x 23½ ins. 38×60 cms. in the original gilded domed frame,
This highly decorative piece of professional calligraphy was used as an elaborate Altar Card set on the Altar as a aide memoire for the celebrant during the Mass. Usually one sees printed versions, but they have disappeared after the revisions of Vatican II.
Stock ref: 14445