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altarpieces


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altarpieces

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Refers to painted or carved image-bearing objects in a Christian church. Altarpieces are characterized by usually being framed and either set on the rear part of the altar abutting the back of the altarblock or hung on the wall behind the altar. Altarpieces may be set on both the central high altar and side altars. The subject of the image is typically a religious figure or figures, often included in a narrative or didactic scene; it may also include a patron of the church.

Variations

tableaux d'autels

retable

postautel

Altaraufsatze

Altaraufsatz

Altäre

Altare

Altar

Altarbild

Altarretabel

pale d'altare

pala d'altare

cuadros de altar

cuadro de altar

altarpiece

altar-pieces

altar-piece

tableaux d'autel

tableau d'autel

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