altar slab

altar slab, altar stone

A flat stone or slab forming the top of an altar.
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In the late 1530s the clergy, according to legend, moved the altar slab from inside the church to the yard, hidden among the gravestones, to prevent it being smashed.
The tabot - a consecrated altar slab and symbol of the Lost Ark of the Covenant - is regarded as so holy by Ethiopian Orthodox Christians that it cannot be photographed and is rarely looked upon.
Among the most important items are a gold crown and chalice belonging to Emperor Tewodros II, some 350 manuscripts, ten tabots, or altar slabs, and religious crosses.