The Reredos

From Latin “retro”, backwards, and “dorsum”, back. A decorative screen or facing on the wall at the back of an altar. Sometimes the reredos extends across the whole breadth of the church, and is carried nearly up to the ceiling. This decorative screen, retable, or reredos is also called the altarpiece.

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2 Responses to “The Reredos”

  1. Phillip T. Says:

    so THAT’S what a reredos is. i thought it a was a bird of some sort.

  2. Phillip T. Says:

    and CONGRATULATIONS to your blog being nominated for that award, what a huge deal for such a new blog.

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