One of the most incredible, intricate eagle lecterns still available on the market. A true masterpiece. Masterful hand-carved detail is most clearly noticed in the feathers, face, and talons of this majestic bird representation. Large platform with deep shelf on Eagle's back is capable of holding the largest of Bibles and/or books.
Signed "R. Geissler Studios, NYC"
The symbolism of the eagle derived from the belief that the bird was capable of staring into the sun and that Christians similarly were able to gaze unflinchingly at the revelation of the divine Word. Alternatively, the eagle was believed to be the bird that flew highest in the sky and was therefore closest to heaven, and symbolized the carrying of the word of God to the four corners of the world.