baldachin

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ornamented canopy supported by columns or suspended from a roof or projected from a wall (as over an altar)

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(57) The altar canopy from the early ninth century in Sant' Apollinare in Classe outside Ravenna and the possibly older one in Santa Maria in Sovana--both freestanding and with segmental arches--are considered among the few from the Early Middle Ages to reach the present in their original state.
Inside,one is transfixed by the sheer opulence of Bernini's baroque stained-glass window, the grandeur of his altar canopy and the massiveness of Michaelangelo's dome.
Inside, one is transfixed by the sheer opulence of Bernini's Baroque stained glass window, the grandeur of his altar canopy and the massiveness of Michaelangelo's dome.