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Historical Archive: Altars

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house shrine: Akhenaten, Nefertiti, 3 daughters, limestone, c.1345 BCE, SMB EgMP ÄM 14145, which has its own page
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altar from Semirechye (Zhetysu), Kazakhstan, cast bronze 125 cm wide, Sakae culture 5th-3rd c. BCE, Hermitage СА-13760. For details see Hermitage.
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funerary altar of Julia Victorina from Rome, marble, 75-100 CE, Louvre
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altar dedicated to 'the best and greatest Jupiter, for the welfare of the emperors', Dunapentele (Hungary) 213 CE, HNM 137.1874.6. For frontal view and detail see HNM.
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altar table, marble (restored left), late 5th c.-c.550; MAN19589, 20300, 20580 et 90966. For detail see MAN.
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Altar: center structure prob. 6th c. with bronze door 1784, large marble table 1573, in Ravenna, Orthodox baptistery, which has its own pages.
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altar revetment: Sion treasure, c.550-75, silver, which has its own page
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Arnulf Ciborium, gold, c.890, Munich Residenz, Schatzkammer. This object has its own page.
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Basel antependium, gold and gems on wood, early 11th c., Cluny Cl. 2350. This work has its own page.
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gold altar frontal, early 11th c., Aachen cathedral. The altar and cathedral have their own pages.
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Portable altar of Countess Gertrude, c.1045, CMA 1931.462. This object has its own page.
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domestic altar? Frøslev reliquary, copper/enamel, c.1100-50, NMD D751, which has its own page
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portable altar of Henry II of Werl, Roger of Helmarshausen c.1105 or 1120-27, DMP DS2, which has its own page
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Abdinghof portable altar, 1115-30, DMP PR50, which has its own page
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Lisbjerg Altar frontal/retable/arch c.1135-50, gilded copper, NMD D287. This work has its own page.
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Apostles retable (Crosby relief), c.1150, in Chapel of St. Osmana, Saint-Denis basilica
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Stavelot altar, gilt bronze with enamel and rock crystal, c.1150-60, MRAH 1590. This work has its own page.
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Rødding altar, granite, c.1150-1200, NMD D843, which has its own page
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St. Eustace retable, 13th c., Chapel of St. Maurice, Saint-Denis basilica
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early 13th-c. altar, Naumburg cathedral crypt, which has its own page
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Nedstryn altar frontal, painted pine 1300-25, Bergen MA 1, which has its own page
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altar table c.1340-48, Cappella Strozzi di Mantova, Florence, which has its own page
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retable in Naumburg Marienkirche, c.1350-75, which has its own page with detail
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Karlstejn Castle, Chapel of the Holy Cross c.1360-65, which has its own page
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Baptistery, cathedral of Padua, 1376 frescoes: Giusto de' Menabuoi. This work has its own pages.
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St. Olav triumphant over paganism, oak w. polychromy, altar dossal fr. Austevoll c.1425-50, Bergen MA 284. For other views see Bergen.
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altar of St. Sebastian, 1450, Sion, Valère basilica, which has its own interior page with additional views
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Andrea Cavalcanti (il Buggiano), Cardini (Trinity) chapel, 1453-58, San Francesco, Pescia, which has its own page
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oak altarpiece 1500-25, St. Michael's, Hildesheim, which has its own pages
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altar of Mary 1519: Kloster Wienhausen nuns' choir, which has its own page
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altar 1564-77, Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, San Francesco, Pescia, which has its own page
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on right Buonvincini altar 1577, San Francesco, Pescia, which has its own page
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on left Jacopo Ligozzi, 1595 Martyrdom of St. Dorothy, San Francesco, Pescia, which has its own page
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main altar and Ceva memorials, 1673-99: F Borromini et al., Lateran Baptistery, Rome, Chapel of St. Vanantius. This chapel has its own interior page.
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altar of St. Anthony the Great, 1683, Sion Cathedral. This building has its own page.
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on right Baroque St. Barbara altar, Hildesheim Cathedral, which has its own interior page
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altar, Kloster Wienhausen/parish church, expanded and reworked 1701-05, which has its own page
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baldachin of high altar, Servandoni 1742, Sens cathedral, which has its own interior page.
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Sens cathedral chevet to east, apse illuminated for Mass
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high altar and Assumption of the Virgin, Charles-Antoine Bridan, 1763-73, marble. For more views see Chartres interior.
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1900 altar with relics of St. Augustine, San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro, Pavia, which has its own page.
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modern altar: Canterbury cathedral, which has its own interior page with more altars.
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movable wooden altar and lectern 1992, San Francesco, Pescia, which has its own page
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altar frontal and retable panels: design Leo Childs 1994, embroidered by Cathedral Broderers, Durham Cathedral, which has its own pages
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altar: Jørn Larsen 2000, Jelling, which has its own page
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front: Giuliano Vangi altar 2001, int. Pisa cathedral, which has its own pages
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Ulrich Rückriem, dolomite altar complete by 2014, Hildesheim Cathedral, which has its own interior page