Missal Stand from Peru
Repousse and Incised with a small ledge on the reverse for holding the Missal which is a liturgical book containing all instructions and texts necessary for the celebration of Mass throughout the year.
The Pelican picking at its breast is Symbolic of the Catholic church in that it can feed off of itself if necessary.
18th c. Pelican
With the stand probably fashioned at a later date
18” tall overall