catafalque


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catafalque

A draped and canopied stage or scaffold, usually erected in a church, on which is placed the coffin or effigy of a deceased person.
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had served already for the catafalque of invincible dream since even in durance he had continued (and even with the old avidity, even though they had caused his downfall) to consume the impossible pulp-printed fables carefully censored and as carefully smuggled into the penitentiary; and who to say what Helen, what living Garbo, he had not dreamed of rescuing from what craggy pinnacle or dragoned keep when he and his companion embarked in the skiff.
Fes: Le Moussem Moulay Idriss Al Azhar s'ouvre par la ceremonie traditionnelle de presentation du Catafalque
The relatives of the killed soldier took the body out of the catafalque to carry it to Yerevan.
Given Philip II's edicts of 1596 and 1597, the monetary component of Cervantes's sonnet mocking the king's catafalque in 1599 seems a purposeful attack on a policy doomed to burden Spanish subjects with inflation.
Least successful, and maintaining a rather tenuous relationship with the overall exhibition, was Sean Henry's outdoors sculpture, Catafalque.
Shades of Damien Hirst--though, as a riff on Hydra's annual Easter ritual, the catafalque also invoked Christ.
The same material is also used to form an exquisitely minimal catafalque.
He was shipped back to Spain and entombed in the Cathedral of Seville - where a catafalque was erected for his coffin.
Descente sur le fleuve du catafalque de Raymond VII" (Le Prince Henrik de Danemark).
Further obsequies were held on Sunday 26 August and the catafalque was left in front of the high altar throughout the month of mourning.
The usher staff is working on getting a replica of the Lincoln catafalque for the White House viewing.