Baldachin


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Baldachin

 

a festive ceremonial awning over a throne, bed, or church altar. It was originally made of cloth but later also of stone, wood, or metal. The baldachin has been known in Russian architecture since the 11th century under the names sen’ and kivorii.

baldachin, baldacchino, baldachino, baldaquin, ciborium

An ornamental canopy over an altar, usually supported on columns, or a similar form over a tomb or throne.
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It is as if falling under the king's single bullet were as much a privilege as sharing his space beneath the roof of the baldachin.
Other recreations include the imperial baldachin, a velvet cloth with spun-gold thread, from the Throne Hall at Gatchina Palace.
The ultimate fable of PR is Hans Christian Andersen's tale "The Emperor's New Clothes": the emperor parades naked under his baldachin, and, thanks to the courtiers-critics, everyone admires his appearance until a child calls their bluff.
After we entered the church the doge sat in the place prepared for him at the right of the altar under a baldachin, and then all the others in the order in which they were seated in the chapel of St Mark.
From then on, the president had a special pew reserved for him, distinctively ornamented and covered by a baldachin, or canopy.
With a mixture of lyricism and subtle irony, Hauser can, indeed, make those erotic moments quite seductive: "Yes, the good life was bringing out the best points in her boy, she marveled, comparing figures as they swayed nude in the triple mirror: 3 J's, 3 V's under a baldachin borne by a fat cherub" (59).
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Among the 200 works is the 18th-century oil Our Lady of Cocharchas Under the Baldachin, originating from Peru.
Home," a baldachin of transparent silk shaped like a house, one that could be folded up and packed into a suitcase if desired.
The contemporaneous Saint Catherine Altarpiece in the museum in Pisa by an anonymous local master shows at the lower left her condemnation to death at the hands of Emperor Maxentius seated under a domical baldachin.
Reservations about the theory that makes the early winged retable a direct descendant of the reliquary altar lead him to give equal importance to another type of retabular structure: the baldachin altar, in which a single figure or sculptural group is showcased in a shrine cabinet enclosed by folding wings.
A "Shah Jahani" column was developed, and a European type baluster column and baldachin decorated the throne in the Delhi public audience hall.