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altarpiece

a work of art set above and behind an altar; a reredos

Altarpiece

A panel, sculpted or painted, situated above and behind an altar.

altarpiece

A decorative screen, painting, or sculpture above the back of an altar.
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These two altarpieces --so different in style and design--were displayed together in San Pier Maggiore for over three centuries.
Moreover, computer stations allowed the viewer to explore the extant altarpiece panels in the context of their original placement in the church of Sant' Agostino in Borgo San Sepolcro.
In a sense, this chapter ties up the many stranded argument Jones presents--for the five altarpieces are related in their functions and shifting receptions throughout the seventeenth century.
Pierpont Morgan while the single element of the predella, representing The Agony in the Garden, only rejoined the altarpiece in 1932 via another New York private collection.
The altarpieces now dismembered were ready before the church was finished and, after the King's inspection, remained with Tiepolo from August 1769 until his death in March 1770, two months before they were installed in the completed church.
In part through the agency of powerful friends such as Nicolaes Rockox, Rubens was immediately the recipient of prestigious commissions, such as an "Adoration" for the Town Hall in Antwerp in 1609 and altarpieces for the Cathedral and the Church of St.
With its delirious grins and swaying poses, the Virgin and Child with Angels (1506-08), from the Cini Collection in Venice, anticipates Pontormo's Visdomini altarpiece from about a decade later.
Room one displays fragments of altarpieces that themselves depict altarpieces, either in use during a mass or as a background to another event.
Uneasy communion; Jews, Christians, and the altarpieces of medieval Spain.
Carved Splendor: Late Gothic Altarpieces in Southern Germany, Austria, and South Tirol.
It was probably for a Venetian patron that Gentile carried out the first of his three major surviving altarpieces, the so-called Valle Romita polyptich (Milan, Brera).
The show displays some 150 elements ranging from large altarpieces to polished jewels, about half of which have never been displayed before in the United States.