altar screen


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altar screen

A richly decorated partition of stone, wood, or metal, separating the altar from the space behind it.
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Perhaps Romero's greatest breakthrough came in 1984 when, in preparation for painting an altar screen on commission, she made a tour of the old village churches of northern New Mexico.
Note its wood belfries on twin towers, hand-carved corbels and vigas supporting the roof, and locally carved altar screen and santos.
Identification as a Christian house of worship is based on the orientation of the apse to the east as well as fragments of altar screens and an altar.
Worshippers sing, dance and clap to Bono's tunes, such as Pride (In the Name of Love), reading lyrics from altar screens.
She said: 'Dwindling supplies were sending the industry further eastwards in search of material suitable for such prestigious uses as panelling and altar screens.