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Altar Screen

Definition of the noun Altar Screen

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  1. [architecture] An often richly decorated partition separating the nave from the chancel in a church.

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Google previewAn attempt to discriminate the styles of architecture in England (1835)

from the Conquest to the Reformation : with a sketch of the Grecian and Roman orders, notices of numerous British edifices, and some remarks on the architecture of a part of France by Thomas Rickman

The altar screen is an admirable assemblage of Early Perpendicular tabernacle work, which harmonises well with the screen work of the Bishop's throne erected over the magnificent tomb of Bishop Hatfield. The Chapel of the Nine Altars forms ...

Google previewHistory of the counties of Surrey and Sussex (1829)

by Thomas Allen

The altar screen is a large slab in imitation of yeined marble, placed on the dado of the eastern window, and bearing the usual inscriptions. The font is an antique vase, enriched with mouldings, standing on a square pedestal. .; In the tower is a ...

Google previewThe Graphic and historical illustrator (1834)

an original miscellany of literary, antiquarian, and topographical information ... by Edward Wedlake Brayley

The altar screen is a beautiful composition of niches, &c., and from the circumstance of its bearing a close resemblance in design to that of Winchester Cathedral, as well as from the pelican being introduced amongst its ornaments, there can ...

Google previewThe Student: a magazine of theology, literature, and science (1844)

The altar screen is a rich specimen of florid architecture, and contains a series of exquisitely carved canopied niches, and the monuments of two of the abbots are most elaborately sculptured. The illustrious Duke Huuiphery, brother to Henry V.

Google previewHistory and topography of the City of York, the East Riding of Yorkshire, and a portion of the West Riding (1857)

embracing a general review of the early history of Great Britain, and a general history and description of the county of York by James Joseph Sheahan, T. Whellan

The exquisitely beautiful altar screen is a fine specimen of ...

Google previewSturgis' Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture and Building (2013)

An Unabridged Reprint of the 1901-2 Edition by Russell Sturgis, Francis A. Davis

ALTAR SCREEN. A. A screen higher than an ordinary railing or parapet, separating the altar from the presbytery, retrochoir, or other space behind it. (See Ohoir Screen and references.) B. According to a common but incorrect ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture (2013)

by Cyril M. Harris

altar screen A richly decorated partition ...

Google previewNelson's Dictionary of Christianity (2001)

The Authoritative Resource on the Christian World by George Kurian

altar tellowship altar guild altar light altar linen altar 01f repose altar, people's altar prayers altar rail altar screen altar sociegg altar stone altar, stripping 0t altar wine altar-cloth altarpiece altar-tomb Altenberg Althaus Paul Altichiero da Zevio ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

reredos, retable altar boy/girl: acolyte, thuriter altar canopy: baldachin, tester altar cloth: antependium, orale altar decorative tapestry: dossal, frontal altar for Mass: chantry altar platform: altar rail, predella altar screen: reredos altar stone: ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Folk Art (2004)

by Gerard C. Wertkin

Several altar screensin Molleno«s distinctive style give primary evidence of when andwherehe worked. Aside-altar screen ofthesaint,San Francisco, in Ranchos de Taoswas painted by Molleno, c. 1815¥c.1817, andthemain altar screen may ...

Google previewThe Church Handy Dictionary (1890)

ALTAR SCREEN. A screen behind the altar. ALTAR VESSELS. Flagon, Chalice or Cup, and Paten. To these may be added the Ci- borium, a covered vessel, placed upon the altar of Roman Catholic churches, and holding the consecrated ...

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

Alsoran —loser Altar boy—acolyte Altar built specially for prayers or mass—chantry Altarpiece with two panels—diptych Altar screen—reredos Altar's canopy either of.

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Small photo of The famous altar screen of the blessed virgin in MontserratSmall photo of The famous altar screen of the blessed virgin in MontserratSmall photo of GREECE - CIRCA 1981: A stamp printed in Greece from the "Bell towers and altar screens" issue shows altar screen, St. Nicholas Church, Velvendos, circa 1981.Small photo of Orthodox church inside, with the rich decorated altar screen. More...

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Video shows what altar screen means. An often richly decorated partition separating the nave from the chancel in a church.. altar screen synonyms: rood screen.

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