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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Fes: Le Moussem Moulay Idriss Al Azhar s'ouvre par la ceremonie traditionnelle de presentation du Catafalque
and the coffin arrived gently at the catafalque, drapped in a flag which gleamed under television spotlights like a television spotlights like a burning badge of courage.
The guided tour gets interesting after you've been led up the chapel and through a door past the catafalque - the plinth the coffin is placed on - into the back of the crem.
London grieved as George VI's catafalque left Paddington Station for Windsor and burial after lying in state at Westminster Hall.
A modest amount of speechifying, prayers, familiar and traditional hymns, the solemn mounting of the Catafalque Party, reading of the Ode, the laying of flowers, the Last Post and a minute's silence made up the service.
1) In contrast, the heroine of Romeo and Juliet rises from her catafalque only to learn, as the Friar gestures toward Romeo's body, that "A greater power than we can contradict / Hath thwarted our intents" (5.
More than 320,000 people had filed past the 7ft-high catafalque in Westminster Hall and on the day of the funeral, a Royal Navy gun crew slowly hauled the gun carriage, bearing the Union flag-draped coffin, to St Paul's, where 112 countries had sent representatives to bid farewell and where a guard of honour was formed by the Royal Air Force.
The interior of the chapel has been redecorated and improvements have been made to the catafalque, on to which the coffin is placed during the service.
The coffin has been placed on a catafalque of rough pine boards, nailed together and covered with blac
The coffin has been placed on a catafalque of rough pine boards, nailed together and covered with black cloth, which was first used for Abraham Lincoln's funeral in 1865.
Earlier he had reeled back at a similitude of a funeral, Queequeg's coffin "laid upon two line-tubs" as a sort of catafalque, exclaiming: "Middle aisle of a church
A pyramid-shaped catafalque, decorated with allegorical figures, occupied the Church of San Lorenzo's central nave.