Online Encyclopedia

PREDELLA

Online Encyclopedia
Originally appearing in Volume V22, Page 275 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
Spread the word: del.icio.us del.icio.us it!
PREDELLA, the Italian word for a footstool or kneeling-stool, hence applied to the step or platform on which an altar rests, and to a shelf raised above the altar at the back, a super-altar or gradino. The face both of the step and shelf are frequently decorated with sculpture or painting, and the term " predella " is frequently given to the sculpture or painting so used, and, further, to any painting that is a pendant to a larger work.
End of Article: PREDELLA
[back]
PRECONIZATION (Late Lat. praeconizatio, from praeco...
[next]
PREDESTINATION (from Late Lat. praedestinare, to de...

Additional information and Comments

There are no comments yet for this article.
» Add information or comments to this article.
Please link directly to this article:
Highlight the code below, right click and select "copy." Paste it into a website, email, or other HTML document.