meaning of altarpiece

altarpiece meaning in General Dictionary

The painting or bit of sculpture above and behind the altar reredos

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  • a painted or carved screen put above and behind an altar or communion dining table
  • The painting or bit of sculpture above and behind the altar; reredos.

altarpiece meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) The artwork or bit of sculpture above and behind the altar; reredos.


Sentence Examples with the word altarpiece

The rich background with gold decoration in relief is characteristic. There is also a late altarpiece by Perugino (1521) and a fine early Renaissance canopy by Rocco da Vicenza (1515).

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