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Pilgrim's souvenir cake decorated with a Latin cross, Palestine, 1875-1930

Decorated with a Latin cross, this souvenir in the shape of a slice of cake was brought back from a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, then formally part of Palestine. Jerusalem is a holy city for Christians, Jews and Muslims. Pilgrimages are journeys to holy places or shrines. The cake may have been bought because of perceived medicinal and health-giving qualities as well as providing a souvenir of the pilgrimage. It is shown here with three similar examples (A156293, A156294 and A156295).

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Glossary: pilgrimage

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Glossary: souvenir

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