Friday, October 26, 2007

L'impero continua: the return of Rome's altar cards..


The empire strikes back, friends! I just took this photo at Rome's San Vitale. Funny that I didn't see these cards on this same altar last year?
Now and then when one visits an antique shop in Rome one might see altar cards. Sadly, though, more often than not the prayers have been torn out and the frames have instead been used for mirrors.

3 comments:

FrA said...

John, I saw last week at least five sets of 1950s altar cards at a small shop, Arte Sacra (NOT Galleria di Arte Sacra at Via dei Cestari), five minutes from Barbiconi.

Anonymous said...

to be precise, Arte Sacra Romana, Via del Gesu. Somebody should buy and use them...

JPSonnen said...

yes, thanks! i think the address is number 85. they're great, around 200-250 euro each. somebody get them!