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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 It was originally made of cloth but later also of stone, wood, or metal.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.

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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.
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