An altarpiece is a painting, woodcut or sculpture placed above the altar in a church or chapel. It is often a triptych or polyptych, which can be opened on special occasions.

Related topics: Ghent Altarpiece | Grabow altarpiece | Isenheim altarpiece | Maesta (Duccio) | Mérode altarpiece | Saint John Altarpiece Memling | San Zeno altarpiece | Triptych with Crucifixion

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