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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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Two monumental altarpieces, an intricate series of panels from his Silver Chest (Armadio degli Argenti), a precious triptych for private devotion, and nine predella scenes join the four reliquaries in a dramatic installation evocative of their Renaissance context.
One such is a fascinating cobbled-together gold-ground triptych from the Church of St Martin at Ermenonville, whose main field by Jacopo di Cione has been supplemented by a predella by the Maestro del Trittico di San Bartolomeo and pilaster panels attributed to Lippo Memmi and his workshop.
19) Domenico Veneziano's predella of the stabbing to death of St Lucy captures the moment that the knife penetrates her neck but shows no blood.
The other two works include a miniature at the bottom of the opening text page of the revised statutes of 1501, and one of the predella panels by Ridolfo Ghirlandaio at the base of the gilded wooden tabernacle added in 1515 as a framework to the Misericordia Altarpiece in the oratory of the early seat of the confraternity (Figs.
Aunque sea solamente un fragmento de una perdida pala d'altare, la predella di Quarata, con bastante probabilidad de c.
By referencing the interior scenes of early Italian painters, in this case Andrea di Bartolo's predella, St.
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.
Three episodes of the story are confined to the altarpiece's predella (Humfrey, "Cima da Conegliano" 362).
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.
Fra Angelico made a series of paintings recording the incidents of the saints' lives for the church and monastery of San Marco in Florence, including the two predella panels now in the San Marco Museum and seven other panels now in Washington, Dublin, Munich, and Paris.
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.
Poulet uses the metaphor of the predella, with its multiple juxtaposed images, to evoke how time can be spatialized (L'Espace proustien ]Paris: Gallimard, 1963]).