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Baldacchino



Also, baudekin. Textiles. a silk brocade interwoven with gold or silver threads, used chiefly for ceremonial purposes.
Architecture. a permanent ornamental canopy, as above a freestanding altar or throne.
a portable canopy carried in religious processions.
Historical Examples

The royal chair and baldacchino had been removed, and their place was occupied by the usual bench of the President.
The Eternal City Hall Caine

There is a baldacchino of wood over the altar, with urns upon its corners.
Great Ghost Stories Various

Between the altar and the railing arose a baldacchino, the canopy of white silk, the four supporting columns of shining silver.
The Prince of India, Volume II Lew. Wallace

The baldacchino, erected in 1614, is supported by four porphyry columns.
Walks in Rome Augustus J.C. Hare

Over the throne is a canopy or baldacchino the emblem of sovereignty.
Rome Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker

The most beautiful of these was probably the baldacchino which surmounted the high altar.
Naples Past and Present Arthur H. Norway

That church porch is like the baldacchino over certain Roman high altars, or, more humbly, like a very large fourpost bedstead.
Limbo and Other Essays Vernon Lee

The high altar, with a baldacchino, supported by four porphyry columns, covers the remains of SS.
Walks in Rome Augustus J.C. Hare

Two of the pillars of the baldacchino are of breccia-corallina.
Walks in Rome Augustus J.C. Hare

The altar was rebuilt and beautified in 1362, and it is probable that the baldacchino is of that date.
The Shores of the Adriatic F. Hamilton Jackson

noun
a richly ornamented silk and gold brocade
a canopy of fabric or stone over an altar, shrine, or throne in a Christian church or carried in Christian religious processions over an object of veneration

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