"Behind the stunning high altar screen
lie the remains of Cuthbert, the saintly seventh century bishop of Lindisfarne, and this part of the cathedral has a real presence," says Jo.
A carved and painted altar rail and an elaborate reredos, or altar screen
, are decorated with painted designs and religious symbols.
He gestured towards a line of icons that decorated the altar screen
, the focus of the church.
Guadalupe St.; 988-2027) features a wondrous baroque altar screen
depicting the Virgin of Guadalupe and the Holy Trinity.
At the same time, SCAS also acquired an 1830 altar screen
by master santero Jose Rafael Aragon from a decommissioned church to launch its collection of traditional masterworks.
Restoring just a single altar screen
can cost $45,000; to re-roof and plaster a church $160,000.
What to see: Start in the huge St Baafskathedral, which houses Ghent's most prized possession - a panelled altar screen
painted by Jan Van Eyck.