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

  • The Veit Stoss altarpiece a 15th century three-story wooden altarpiece and Polish national treasure was in a tunnel in Nuremburg.
  • The artist who 600 years ago made the altarpiece shown on the opposite page used durable materials, gilded silver, and enamel, as though he hoped that it would last to bedazzle .
  • 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.
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  • 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.
    June 30, 2013 - The Ashland Daily Press
  • 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.
    June 30, 2013 - The Ashland Daily Press

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