altarpiece definition

  • noun:
    • A piece of artwork, including a painting or carving, that is placed above and behind an altar.
    • a-work of art suspended above and behind an altar in a church
    • The artwork or bit of sculpture above and behind the altar; reredos.
    • A decorative display, retable, or reredos placed behind an altar, considered especially as a-work of art.
    • a painted or created display put above and behind an altar or communion dining table
    • some artwork, such as a painting or carving, that is put above and behind an altar.
    • a work of art suspended above and behind an altar in a church
    • The artwork or piece of sculpture above and behind the altar; reredos.
    • A decorative screen, retable, or reredos put behind an altar, considered specially as a-work of art.
    • a painted or carved screen put above and behind an altar or communion table

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