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Originally appearing in Volume V22, Page 275 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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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.
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