LIBERA ME, Domine, Iesu Christe, ab omnibus iniquitatis meis et universis malis,
fac me tuis semper inhærere mandatis et a te numquam separari permittas. Amen.



Monday, 5 April 2010

And the answer is . . ?

I thought that it might be quite fun, in the post-Easter euphoria, to give you a little challenge : something to perplex you at least a little.

So, from my collection of curious images, here is something for you to consider - and what I want to know is : what is it, and for what (purely religious) purpose is it used ?

(As a clue, it is not something you'll find in a Parish Church - at least, I sincerely hope not - though nothing would surprise me in the Sacristy of the London Oratory !)

UPDATE
Because I imagine you'd all like to see the answer, and because I can't provide the link until this (Wednesday) evening from my other computer, I shall leave you guessing until then . . .

11 comments:

  1. It could possibly be a font of some sort but you do find those in parish churches. It could be some sort of standing thurible perhaps?

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  2. Is it a vacuum cleaner - taken from an unusual angle?

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  3. Is it for the burning of incense when there are no altar servers?

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  4. Would it be do with the traditional papal coronation?

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  5. I notice everyone is asking me questions. :-)

    The general idea is that you tell me !

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  6. Looks like a very fancy ash-tray to me! :-)

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  7. Answer: It's a reminder that we all go up ( or rather down ) in smoke, if we don't do wot we're told ......

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  8. Help us out D.M., I'm eager to know now!! (not that I wasn't before!).

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  9. Obviously it must be a zucchetto steamer

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