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The motif Altar in HCA : Golden Treasure (1865)
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The motif Altar in HCA : Golden Treasure (1865)

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Description of this motif: An altar is a device, usually some sort of platform, to place offerings upon. A cultic meetingplace for humans and the divine. In christianity altars in churches are used for Communion.

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The drummer's wife went to church and saw the new altar with painted pictures and carved angels. The angels were very beautiful, both those painted on cloth, in all their colors and glory, and those carved in wood, painted and gilded. Their hair shone like gold and sunshine and was beautiful to look at. But God's sunshine was still more beautiful;

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