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cope

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — Art.

A semicircular cloak worn at certain liturgical functions in the W. Church when the chasuble is not used. In the Middle Ages it was widely used as a ceremonial choir habit by communities on...

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dossal

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Christianity.

(Latin dorsal: back), a textile hanging placed behind the altar of a Christian church. This was normally suspended from the ceiling or attached to the back wall, and like a ...

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Megillah

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A book of the Hebrew scriptures (the Song of Solomon, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Esther) appointed to be read on certain Jewish notable days, especially the Book of Esther, read...

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monstrance

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The vessel used for exposing relics or, more usually, the Eucharistic Host for veneration. It now normally consists of a disc-shaped receptacle, framed by gold or silver rays, with a glass...

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Palestine Exploration Fund

Overview page. Subjects: Photography and Photographs — Christianity.

A fund and society founded in London in 1865 to provide ‘for the accurate and systematic investigation of the archaeology, topography, geology and physical geography, natural history,...

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Raphael

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — History of Art — Christianity.

the most famous of the Renaissance painters. From 1499 to 1504 he worked under Perugino at Perugia, and painted the

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Sir Peter Paul Rubens

Overview page. Subjects: History of Art — History — Christianity — Art.

(1577–1640),

Flemish baroque painter. In 1600 he became court painter to the Duke of Mantua and spent

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Titian

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Christianity — History of Art — Christianity.

painter. Acc. to tradition, he was 99 years old when he died, but modern scholars think it more likely

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