Definition of Antependia

1. Noun. (plural of antependium) ¹



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Definition of Antependia

1. antependium [n] - See also: antependium

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Antependia

antennary
antennas
antenniferous
antenniform
antennular
antennule
antennules
antennæ
antenuptial
anteorbital
antepaenultimate
antepartum
antepaschal
antepast
antepasts
antependia (current term)
antependium
antependiums
antepenult
antepenultima
antepenultimas
antepenultimate
antepenultimately
antepenultimates
antepenultime
antepenults
antepetalous
antephialtic
antepileptic
antepileptics

Literary usage of Antependia

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"In the museum of Rejkjavik are to be found handsome crucifixes, statues, antependia, etc., which recall the Catholic past. Schools, properly so called, ..."

2. Painting Popularly Explained: Including Fresco, Water-glass, Oil, Tempera by Thomas John Gullick, John Timbs (1864)
"... RETABLES, antependia, ETC. The art of the Middle Ages had a specific use. Artists did not •paint, as now, on speculation. The uses to which the tabular ..."

3. History of Ancient, Early Christian, and Mediaeval Painting by Karl Woermann (1894)
"... of S. Michael's Church, Hildesheim—Introduction of painted panels or antependia for altar-fronts—Examples from Soest, Liin, Worms, and Cologne. ..."

4. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1908)
"antependia were also made of costly clothe with gold and silver embroidery, and mosaics and reliefs were built into the sides of the altar. ..."

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