Baldachin



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 most striking object in the interior is the magnificent Romanesque baldachin above the high altar.
Brick and Marble in the Middle Ages George Edmund Street

Two of the biggest, sir, stood in the adytum to form the baldachin over the Ark.
Sixes and Sevens O. Henry

In the hall Prince Rameses sat on an elevated chair beneath a baldachin, while at the entrance door appeared the herald.
The Pharaoh and the Priest Alexander Glovatski

The litter stopped before a baldachin under which was an ebony throne on an elevation.
The Pharaoh and the Priest Alexander Glovatski

Its interior will be of pure gold, very massive, and it hath a baldachin of velvet, embroidered with our ducal arms.
The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky

The King presided, sitting under a baldachin with his consort, Queen Johanna, at his right and his sons at his left.
The Story of Prague Count Francis Ltzow

It is probable that these columns belonged originally to the baldachin over the high altar.
Brick and Marble in the Middle Ages George Edmund Street

Under the baldachin hovered a gilded Cupid, spotted and faded, with his arrow aimed at the bed.
The Precipice Ivan Goncharov

The bed loomed mysteriously in one corner with its baldachin of Gobelin tapestry.
The Last Hope Henry Seton Merriman

I take the shrine to be a work of the thirteenth century, though the baldachin is no doubt of later date.
Some Account of Gothic Architecture in Spain George Edmund Street

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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