Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches - Canopy Definition

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Canopy

A projecting covering or hood, usually above a statue, altar, or tomb. The most elaborate canopies are often seen over tomb openings or rcesses, or decorating statue niches.

Related: Altar  




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