altarpiece altarpiece  /ˈɔl tər ˌpis/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a painted or carved screen placed above and behind an altar or communion table

Usage(s):

  1. The Veit Stoss altarpiece a 15th century three-story wooden altarpiece and Polish national treasure was in a tunnel in Nuremburg.
  2. Yet the altarpiece did exactly fit the altar table, and at certain times the afternoon sun would stream through the western rose window to light up the face of the Virgin Mary.
  3. An altarpiece done in Nice would have to be carted up the mountains by donkey, panel by panel.

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  1. BUILDING GOD's HOUSE

    Our lady of the Lake Priest Father Edward McKenzie stands before the elaborate reredos, or altarpiece, which like the church itself, was designed by Brother Adrian Wewer, a Franciscan brother who, without formal training built churches across America.
    on July 1, 2013     Source: The Ashland Daily Press

  2. Our lady of the Lake marks centennial celebration of architect’s life Franciscan builder designed over 100 churches ...

    Our lady of the Lake Priest Father Edward McKenzie stands before the elaborate reredos, or altarpiece, which like the church itself, was designed by Brother Adrian Wewer, a Franciscan brother who, without formal training built churches across America.
    on July 1, 2013     Source: The Ashland Daily Press

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