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Museum of Art and History of Provence

Portable pulpit

10 June 2014 / 06h15

Portable pulpit

Mid 18th century - walnut

Museum of the Art and History of Provence - donation by Mme. Théodore Jourdan

Inv. 2012.0.2800

This pulpit has an asymmetrical decoration, since only the ornate side is seen when entering a church. It comes from Mons (Var) and was designed for procession days when the crowd was too large to fit inside a chapel. The pulpit was placed in front of the door so that the priest could give his sermon to the faithful gathered there.