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altarpiece in Painting and drawing topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishaltarpieceal‧tar‧piece /ˈɔːltəpiːs $ ˈɒːltər-/ noun [countable]  AVPa painting or sculpture behind an altar
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altarpieceThe eastern windows are obscured by a vast Baroque altarpiece.You only have to visit some of the churches in Rome where his altarpieces hang to see what his naturalist art did.Doors are joined to make a predella-like altarpiece.Visitors to Cracow can see this monumental altarpiece only from afar.In the late sixteenth century, the altarpiece was replaced by a Cigoli, and eventually sold.The way to the return of the altarpiece now stood open.