antependium


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antependium

A wooden hanging which was once displayed over, and in front of, the altar of a medieval church.
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Conventual Patronage in the Southern Low Countries in the Sixteenth Century: An Antependium from the Community of Flines.
1428-1429); the powerful "Nativity" woodcut (1509-1511) of Albrecht Durer of Germany; the fiery etching of Rembrandt van Rijn from the Netherlands, "Christ Driving the Money Changers from the Temple" (1635); the serene and touching antependium, "Jesus with Five Wounds Adored and Mourned by an Angel" (c.