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." In Studies in Cistercian Art and Architecture VI, ed.
None here, save for an insignia of a burning bush embroidered on an antependium. The windows, which were open to admit some air, were frosted and without any colour except for a richly hued band around the perimeter.