The eagle lectern is a common piece of liturgical furniture found in most Anglican or Episcopalian Churches and Cathedrals. In most rites of worship the eagle lectern is where the scriptures are read from. The concept of having an eagle lectern pre dates the Protestant Reformation in England, and several parishes in England have their original medieval eagle lecterns. Some eagle lanterns are made of wood (like this one), but traditionally Eagle Lecterns are made of metal (brass being the most common).
This Particular lectern is made of three wood finishes with an orb which the eagle figure is perched on, the back of the eagle holds the inclined back platform so that the contents to be read can be placed without having one hand stabilize and or hold open said contents.
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