A fine English table top lectern, missal or book stand (music stand) of brass, featuring a Christian symbol or Christogram in the center reading IHS here deriving from the Greek word for Christ.
Ad maiorem Dei gloriam or Ad majórem Dei glóriam, rendered as the abbreviation AMDG, is a Latin motto that means "For the greater glory of God."
The revolving rectangular top attached to a weighted hexagonal base.
An inscription on the base reading: "When I Was In Trouble I Called Upon the Lord and He Heard Me"
Suitable for displaying various sized books - an excellent stand for a cookbook or iPad.