altarpiece

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al·tar·piece

 (ôl′tər-pēs′)
n.
A piece of artwork, such as a painting or carving, that is placed above and behind an altar.

altarpiece

(ˈɔːltəˌpiːs)
n
(Art Terms) a work of art set above and behind an altar; a reredos

al•tar•piece

(ˈɔl tərˌpis)

n.
a painted or carved screen behind or above the altar in Christian churches; reredos.
[1635–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.altarpiece - a painted or carved screen placed above and behind an altar or communion tablealtarpiece - a painted or carved screen placed above and behind an altar or communion table
screen - partition consisting of a decorative frame or panel that serves to divide a space
Translations

altarpiece

[ˈɒltəpiːs] Nretablo m

altarpiece

[ˈɔːltərpiːs] nretable maltar rail nbalustre f du chœuraltar stone npierre f d'autelaltar table ntable f d'autel
References in classic literature ?
With large gestures and in the emphatic tone which made what he said so striking, Athelny described to Philip the Spanish cathedrals with their vast dark spaces, the massive gold of the altar-pieces, and the sumptuous iron-work, gilt and faded, the air laden with incense, the silence: Philip almost saw the Canons in their short surplices of lawn, the acolytes in red, passing from the sacristy to the choir; he almost heard the monotonous chanting of vespers.
CANTER A Altar-piece B Curve away from C Easy gallop who am I?
Galway is renowned as a city of the arts, so what better way to immerse yourself in the culture than with a trip to Galway City Museum which includes an exhibition which showcases a rare 17th century altar-piece, the newly-located statue of Padraig O'Conaire and the Galway City Hooker named Mairtin Oliver by the public.
But in 1311, Duccio, the almost completed cathedral, the new altar-piece and not least the intense spirituality of Siena formed a unique constellation.