This stunning Pall originates from Spain and dates back to the late 19th Century. It is beautifully embroidered with the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in the center of a cross with the letters"AMDG". This abbreviation stands for "Ad maiorem Dei gloriam" the Latin motto of the Society of Jesus - more commonly known as Jesuits. Gold Plated Metalic thread was used in addition to silk thread.
The pall (palla) is a stiffened square card covered with linen, usually embroidered with a cross, or some other appropriate symbol. The purpose of the pall is to keep dust and insects from falling into the Eucharistic elements.
In good antique condition with some age consistent wear and staining (Please see pictures)
SIZE: circa 8" x 8"
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