a work of art that decorates the space above and behind the altar in a Christian church. Painting, relief, and sculpture in the round have all been ... [7 related articles]
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An altarpiece is a picture or relief representing a religious subject and suspended in a frame behind the altar of a church. The altarpiece is often made up of two or more separate panels created using a technique known as panel painting. It is then called a diptych, triptych or polyptych for two, ...
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An individual or group of panels or screens located near or on the altar.
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A painting (more rarely a sculpture) placed on, behind, or above an altar in a Christian church. Altarpieces vary greatly in size, construction, and number of images (diptych, triptych, and polyptych). Some are small and portable; some (known as a retable or reredos – there is no clear distinction...
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Any of a variety of decorated panels-often gilded in gold leaf- screens or shrines rising behind an altar to signify its importance and authority, to tell an associated legend and so on. The most common type of altarpiece is a painting spread over several panels hung together like folding screens. A...
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Painting, woodcut or sculpture behind the altar in a church or chapel. Usually part of the retable. It often consists of more than one panel: three (triptych) or more (polyptych).
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1) Reredos 2) Screen
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