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[from the Italian spalla, ‘shoulder’]

A painted panel depicting an historiated scene and designed to be hung at shoulder height as wall decoration. Spalliere appear in Italian inventories shortly after the middle of the 15th century and formed part of the rich decoration of Renaissance interiors. See cassone.

Subjects: Art.

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