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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 previewA Hand Book to the Antiquities, Public Buildings, places of resort, etc., etc., of Chelsea, etc (1841)

The altar screen is a splendid composition, it occupies the whole breadth ...

Google previewThe History and Antiquities of the Town and Minster of Beverley, in the County of York, from the Most Early Period (1829)

With Historical and Descriptive Sketches of the Abbeys of Watton and Meaux, the Convent of Haltemprise, the Villages of Cottingham, Leckonfield, Bishop and Cherry Burton, Walkington, Risby, Scorburgh, and the Hamlets Comprised Within the Liberties of Beverley by George Oliver

The altar screen is a most beautiful specimen of the decorated style of architecture, recently erected under the superintendence of Mr. Comins, and is an exact renewal of the old screen which was constructed in the reign of Edward III. and defaced by the reforming zeal of the puritanical faction under Cromwell, which regarded statues and ornamental decorations as so many idols to wean the heart from God. “It is so full of ornament, and that ornament so minute, that few Membra licet ...

Google previewHistory and topography of the city of York; the Ainsty wapentake; and the East riding of Yorkshire, by J.J. Sheahan and T. Whellan (1856)

by Whellan T. and co

The exquisitely beautiful altar screen is a fine specimen of the Decorated style of architecture, and was erected in 1825-6. It is an exact restoration of the old screen, which was constructed in the reign of Edward III., and defaced by the reforming zeal of the Puritans, under Cromwell. Rickman says of this screen that it " is so full of ornament, and that ornament so minute, that few ...

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 the Decorated style of architecture, and was erected in 1825-6. It is an exact restoration of the old screen, which was constructed in the reign of Edward III., and defaced by the reforming zeal of the Puritans, under Cromwell. Rickman says of this ...

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 be little doubt that it was the workmanship of Bishop Fox, in the early part of the sixteenth century. This splendid fabric was formerly hidden from observation, partly by a modern screen of oak, and partly by plaster, and has been greatly dilapidated ...

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 an eastern transept, which extends north and south one arch beyond the aisles of the choir, and is a remarkably fine specimen of rich Early English composition ; the east window is a rich wheel, the other windows lancets, with in- , serted tracery ...

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, ...

Google previewNelson's Dictionary of Christianity (2001)

The Authoritative Resource on the Christian World by George Kurian

altar desk altar fellowship altar guild altar light altar linen altar of repose altar, people's altar prayers altar rail altar screen altar society altar stone altar, stripping of altar wine altarcloth altarpiece altartomb Altenberg Althaus, Paul Altichiero da Zevio Altotting altum dominium Amalric of Bena Amalricians.

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 metope groups of the Parthenon. ALURE. A passage, or ambulatory, whether within a building or partly out of doors like the gallery running along a cloister. (Compare Ambulatory.) This old English term is written in different ways; as,.aloring, and ...

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.

Google previewNew SCM Dictionary of Liturgy and Worship (2013)

by Paul F. Bradshaw

The altar screen survives in the >“iconostasis of the Eastern rites. Covered in * icons, it is solid with central royal doors and often two smaller doors at either side. In the medieval West curtain altar-screens might be suspended by beams from the vaults, especially the *Lenten veil. Occasional structural examples survive, as in St David's Cathedral. Tractarian influence saw many open-work screens erected in Episcopalian and Anglican churches, for example the nineteenth- century ...

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: mensa altar vaulted canopy: ciborium altar, in astronomy: ara altarpiece of three parts: triptych alter: adapt, adjust, amend, change, convert, ego, modify, mutate, neuter, redo, reset, revamp, revise, transform, turn, vary alter a garment edge: rehem alter ...

Google previewA church dictionary (1852)

by Walter Farquhar Hook

ALTAR SCREEN. A screen behind the altar, bounding the presbytery eastward, and in our larger churches separating it from the parts left free for processions between the presbytery and the Lady chapel, when the latter is at the east end. ( See Cathedral.') AMBO. A kind of raised platform or reading desk, from which, in the primitive Church, the gospel and epistle were read to the people, and sometimes used in preaching. Its position appears to have varied at different times ; it was ...

Google previewDictionary of Architecture and Building Construction (2008)

by Nikolas Davies, Erkki Jokiniemi

altar screen 1 in religious architecture, a screen of wood or metal, often perforated or latticed, which separates the altar from the surrounding spaces; often a rood screen. !95, !98 2 see reredos. altar table, mensa; the table on which the sacrament is administered by the clergy in a church. !116 altar tomb in church architecture, a tomb of a saint or martyr ...

Google previewA Pictorial Encyclopedia of Decorative Ironwork (2013)

Twelfth Through Eighteenth Centuries by Otto Hoever

Spain, 16th century— Altar Screen, Saragossa 78. Spain, 16th century—Church Screen, Jerez de la Fontera -...

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