Definition of altarpiece
: a work of art that decorates the space above and behind an altar
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A 2014-16 sculpture — modeled on Jan van Eyck’s 15th-century Ghent altarpiece — by the contemporary Argentine collective Mondongo, for example, portrays Buenos Aires’ glittering downtown within view of the shantytown known as Villa 31.
Of the twelve panels that comprise the enormous altarpiece, one is still missing.
David Steel, the curator of European art at the North Carolina Museum of Art, spent 20 years searching for a panel missing from a 14th-century altarpiece by early Renaissance artist Francescuccio Ghissi.
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