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
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The book is divided into five chapters--each a case study of an altarpiece produced between 1595 and 1625.