catafalque

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a decorated bier on which a coffin rests in state during a funeral

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Altisidora had by this time sat up on the catafalque, and as she did so the clarions sounded, accompanied by the flutes, and the voices of all present exclaiming, "Long life to Altisidora
The coffins of officers Salih Sezer, Onur Euzkaya, Salih Atalay and Zeynel Euzbahceci were taken from morgue of a state hospital and placed in catafalques before the ceremony.
with rain, by the compressors the catafalques groaning, you say
Most of the composition was made up of architectural components, but three elements from nature imported a sense of loss and uprootedness: a dead, spiky, sun-starved cedar tree at the entrance; a massive piece of Pacific Coast driftwood resting in a steel and milled-wood armature nearby; and, in the room with the mandala, several very large dried water-lily pads resting on platforms as if on catafalques.
The Italian Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century Catafalques.