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predella

(prɪˈdɛlə; Italian preˈdɛlla)
n, pl -le (-liː; Italian -le)
1. (Art Terms) a painting or sculpture or a series of small paintings or sculptures in a long narrow strip forming the lower edge of an altarpiece or the face of an altar step or platform
2. (Architecture) a platform in a church upon which the altar stands
[C19: from Italian: stool, step, probably from Old High German bret board]
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Senger Bamberg Kunsthandel offers a carved linden wood relief, originally from a predella, depicting Jesus Christ and the Apostles (c.
Nonetheless, when one encountered the empty crowning panels, the incomplete series of arched panels below them, and the meager remnants of the predella scenes one realized just how much of the altarpiece exists as a hypothesis.
The main panel containing the image of the Adoration of the Magi was placed in the newly created Pinacoteca Nazionale of Siena while the predella was divided into three sections: one (Saints and Crucifixion) finding its way to the Lindenau-Museum of Altenburg, Germany; another (Seven Saints in Adoration) to the University of Virginia Art Museum; and the third now presumably lost.
Uccello's six-part predella tells the story of a Christian woman who is duped by a Jewish usurer into stealing the Eucharist in exchange for cash.
Giovanni e Paolo, school of Giovanni Bellini, polyptych and predella panels; reproduction, Kaftal, Saints in North East Italy, figures 1389, 1394, 1395, 1397, 1398; (5) Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum, and Oxford, Ashmolean, Bartolomeo degli Erri, polyptych (formerly at S.
To ask for more seems greedy, but one regrets the absence of some of the finest Tuscan pictures and those from its associated gallery, the Esztergom Christian Museum (Esztergom is the seat of the Archbishops of the Roman Catholic Church in Hungary); in particular what may be its supreme work, Sassetta's predella picture, St Thomas Aquinas in Prayer, last seen outside Hungary in 1988 at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
However, the depiction in the paired predella panels of the parable of the three living and the three dead kings, a subject which also existed prior to the plague but was then associated with it (Boeckl 70-71), is very rare, perhaps even unique, among devotional diptychs.
Taken together, these panels might be taken to form an extended, if eccentric and repetitious, predella, similar to those on which incidents from the life of a martyred saint were depicted: Guston's version awaits a centerpiece showing this acclaimed Abstract Expressionist martyring himself to representation.
In each vignette, women are seen going about their private lives; one window shows two masked men about to throw a woman out, while below, a narrow predella features a young woman in an Arcadian setting--perhaps a stand-in for the artist herself--contemplating her next move.
The earliest icono-graphical source, six anonymous predella scenes from the late fifteenth century, does not represent the battle at all, but the experience of the young man who received Andrea's prophetic visions.
And that poem was begun in Philadelphia, because there's a predella with legends of the Magdalene in the art gallery, and I went there on a cold day in January and came out to find young boys playing on skateboards on the terrace outside, lying on their bellies on the skateboards.