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altar(000588)

The Altar is a piece of furniture used to make sacrifices on. This normally involved a lot of blood and that is why they preferred stone altars. In churches the altar usually was the most important point in the church. It used to be placed at the back of the church in the middle. Nowadays the new folk altar is placed more towards the public.

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1altar from Cathedral Saint-Rombouts' cathedralCathedral Saint-Rombouts' cathedral
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Cathedral, Brabantion Gothic, Baroque, High Gothic, Early gothic, Neo-gothic, Renaissance, marble, pinnacle, tower, ambulatory, painting, pulpit, high altar, main altar, altar, mausoleum, choir, chancel, clustered column, transept, tabernacle, cross ribvaulting, diagonal rib vault, stained glass, sculpture group, bronze, oak wood, choir stalls, cantpost, statue (as an ornament), central aisle, tub, vat, reliquary, tracery, finial, flanking aisle, side aisle, buttress, confessional, pillar, organ, basilica, crocket, crossing, nave, bay, span, radial chapel, pillar, pier, triforium, side chapel, foundations, engaged column, inbedded column, Belgian limestone or bluestone, rood loft, choir screen, copper, spiral staircase, communion rail, Hendrik en Petrus Goyers, Erasmus en Artus Quellin, Jan-Frans Pluys, Michiel Coxcie, Michiel Vervoort, Jan van den Steen, Jan-Frans van Geel, Keldermans, Jean (Jehan) d'Oisy (Osy), Anton (Anthonie) van Dyck, Gaspar de Craeyer, Lucas Faid'herbe, Willem van Hesius, Nicolaas van der Veken, Leo Pieter Suys, J.F. Langemans, Jos Devroe, Jan Gerrits, van Peteghem, Pieter Valckx
BELGIUMMECHELEN4.8 / 24621200
2altar from Our Ladies' and Saint Remaclus' churchOur Ladies' and Saint Remaclus' church
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Church, Neo-Romanesque, trumeau, altar, crossing tower, retable, concha, semi-dome, half dome, vaultal painting, dome (cupola), pendentive, nave, arched corbel course, western block, choir, chancel, arcade, moulding, apse, apsis, transept, drum, pillar, blind arcade
BELGIUMSPA5.3 / 17241885
3altar from Saint PaulSaint Paul
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Church, spire, monstrance, chalice, goblet, beaker, church treasure, wood-carving, wood-engraving, altar, solar monstrance, cross ribvaulting, diagonal rib vault, organ, calvary, confessional, nave, stellar vaulting, Michiel. Senior van der Voort (ook Vervoort), Dominicanen
BELGIUMANTWERP5.5 / 18471679
4altar from Tour Saint-PierreTour Saint-Pierre
(e)
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Church, devotional figure, Latin cross, chapter church, lectern, altar, organ, nave, bay, span, transept, brick
BELGIUMLEUZE-EN-HAINAUT6 / 2133
5altar from Our Ladieschurch of RupelmondeOur Ladieschurch of Rupelmonde
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Church, Rococo, Late baroque, copper, painting, altar, crossing tower, statue (as an ornament), balustrade, railing, high altar, main altar, baptismal font, pulpit, marble, confessional, lantern roof, lantern tower, dome-shaped roof, fronton, medaillon, facade, scutcheon, armorial bearings, coat of arms, tower, choir, chancel, Jozef Paelinck, Jacob Jordaens, Pieter-Paul Merckx, Pieter Paul Rubens, Anton (Anthonie) van Dyck
BELGIUMKRUIBEKE5.5 / 20561661
6altar from Saint James' ChurchSaint James' Church
Picture by Jan Boeykens (@Quernus)

Keywords:Church, Grave, graveyard, Baroque, ambulatory, stellar vaulting, narthex, high altar, main altar, confessional, radial chapel, side altar, choir stalls, altar, flanking aisle, side aisle, painting, pulpit, central aisle, marble, capital, organ, rood loft, choir screen, parclose, breastwork, parapet, candlestick, arcade, pillar, Corinthian column, triforium, Pieter Paul Rubens, S. de Neve, Keldermans, Domien de Waghemakere, Michiel. Senior van der Voort (ook Vervoort), Jacob Jordaens, Gaspar de Craeyer
BELGIUMANTWERP5.3 / 1706~ 1491
7altar from St-GertrudechurchSt-Gertrudechurch
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Church, Neo-Romanesque, Baroque, altar, stellar vaulting, central aisle, three-aisled, pulpit, brick, marble, tower, turret, baptismal font, stone, spire, border, organ, Louis Minard, Hugo van der Goes, P. Schyven
BELGIUMWETTEREN5.3 / 18761861
8altar from Sainte-Catharinachapel (in Lillo)Sainte-Catharinachapel (in Lillo)
Picture by Jan Boeykens (@Quernus)

Keywords:Chapel, Tree, Baroque, offertory box, collection box, altar, statue (as an ornament), choir, chancel, torsive colon, ridgeturret, roofturret, anchor, bell
BELGIUMHOUTHALEN-HELCHTEREN5.4 / 2145
9altar from Our lady on the pilar chapelOur lady on the pilar chapel
Picture by Jan Boeykens (@Quernus)

Keywords:Chapel, marble, torsive colon, altar
BELGIUMCHIMAY5.6 / 19341780
10Our Lady of the Dunes
Keywords:Church, Modern, glass frame, confessional, organ, doorway (porch), altar, crucifix, mausoleum, side chapel, Josef Lantsoght, M. Witdouck
BELGIUMKOKSIJDE-1956
11altar from Saint-Nicolas churchSaint-Nicolas church
Picture by Jan Boeykens (@Quernus)

Keywords:Church, Early gothic, Neo-gothic, Baroque, statue (as an ornament), three-aisled, western tower, hall-church, nave, aisle, altar, pointed arch, brick, doorway (porch), apse, apsis, choir, chancel, transept, pulpit, bell, Lodewijk De Deijster, Premonstratiënzers, Parmentier
BELGIUMVEURNE5.1 / 1848
12altar from Saint PeterSaint Peter
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Church, Baroque, Norman (Romanesque), pillar, block, cushion or cubic capital, foliage decoration, altar, baptismal font, half-relief, nave, pulpit, side altar
BELGIUMCHINY5.5 / 1660~ 1150
13altar from Saint AmandusSaint Amandus
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Church, Norman (Romanesque), Merovingian, painting, niche, embrasure, high altar, main altar, baptismal font, Stone of Lincent, ceiling, Gobertangerstone, fanlight, light over door, boss, standing clock, rosette, monolith, acantus decoration, monstrance, statue (as an ornament), choir stalls, church treasure, candlestick, cross ribvaulting, diagonal rib vault, altar, arcade, lectern, oak wood, srewformed decoration, lancet, antependium, choir, chancel, Maas Limestone (Liege, Namur), Vinalmont stone, flanking aisle, side aisle, side altar, ciborium, chalice, goblet, beaker
BELGIUMLANDEN5.3 / 15101211
14altar from Sint-MartinuskerkSint-Martinuskerk
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Church, Brabantion Gothic, Louis XV, Gothic, Neo-gothic, meridian line, pinnacle, vaultal painting, stellar vaulting, painting, altar, chapter church, oak wood, crossing tower, ledestone, balegemstone, doorway (porch), ambulatory, crossing, nave, radial chapel, choir, chancel, portico, breastwork, parapet, triforium, Herman de Waghemakere, Keldermans, Jan Van Wouwe, Geraard Spillebaut, Pieter Paul Rubens, Jan Van der Moeren, Julius Goethals, Jean-Baptist Bethune, Gillis Nechelput
BELGIUMAALST5.3 / 12521480
15altar from Beguinage churchBeguinage church
(e)
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Church, Early gothic, Baroque, doorway (porch), basilica, three-aisled, wall painting, altar, pulpit, crossing tower, vault
BELGIUMTONGEREN5.4 / 50781294
16altar from Church of the old Our Ladies' hospitalChurch of the old Our Ladies' hospital
Picture by Jan Boeykens (@Quernus)

Keywords:Church, Louis XV, Baroque, Rococo, wood-carving, wood-engraving, altar, organ, Gillis De Ville, Gabriël Grupello
BELGIUMGERAARDSBERGEN5.6 / 4176
17altar from Santa Maria Dal Naranco churchSanta Maria Dal Naranco church
Picture by Jan Boeykens (@Quernus)

Keywords:Church, Pre Norman (Pre Romanseque), tunnel vault (barrel vault), window with round arch, passage under semi-circular arch, altar, pillar, crypt, Greek cross, fronton
SpainOVIEDO5.7 / 97848
18altar from Our-Ladies churchOur-Ladies church
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Church, Ruins, Early gothic, belfry window, bell, staircase turret, staircase tower, hall-church, tower, organ, three-aisled, choir, chancel, bell chair, brick, nave, tombstone, grave stone, oak wood, altar, buttress, confessional, marble, lancet arch, Belgian limestone or bluestone
BELGIUMDAMME5.6 / 1490~ 1200
19altar from Sint-MartinuskerkSint-Martinuskerk
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Church, Gothic, Baroque, crossing tower, arched corbel course, flanking aisle, side aisle, altar, arcade, communion rail, ribbed vault, pillar, pier, high altar, main altar, wood-carving, wood-engraving, wainscotting, panelwork, paneling, dado, statue (as an ornament), choir stalls, marble, pointed arch, vault, nave, glass frame, corbelstone, crossing, cruciform church, pulpit, tub, vat, stairs, medaillon, choir, chancel, niche, organ, Corinthian column, confessional, layer of bacon, Jan Baptist De Vree, Theodoor Sachman, Philippus Talboom, gebroeders Aegidius, Judocus De Cauwer, Herregouts, Lucas Faid'herbe, Pieter Paul Rubens, Guillaume of Willem Kerricx de Oudere, J.B. Capronnier, Peeters-Divoort
BELGIUMBEVEREN5.3 / 1807~ 1200
20altar from JeruzalemkerkJeruzalemkerk
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Church, Chapel, Late gothic, mausoleum, crypt, galery, brick facade, lancet, altar, pointed arch, open work, nave, choir, chancel, tracery, oak wood
BELGIUMBRUGES5.5 / 1804
21altar from Our Ladies' ChurchOur Ladies' Church
Picture by Jan Boeykens (@Quernus)

Keywords:Church, Norman (Romanesque), doorway (porch), altar, statue (as an ornament), Sedes Sapientiae
FRANCEFargues5.9 / 151
22altar from Saint-Bonifacius' churchSaint-Bonifacius' church
Picture by Jean-Pierre Pottelancie

Keywords:Church, Neo-Romanesque, bluestone, pulpit, baptismal font, reliquary, altar, statue (as an ornament), oak wood, De Perre - Montigny
BELGIUMMERELBEKE5.5 / 1284
23altar from Saint PeterchurchSaint Peterchurch
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Church, Classicism, New Renaissance, Neo-gothic, glass frame, pulpit, organ, high altar, main altar, altar, flanking aisle, side aisle, tower, ribbed vault, marble, choir, chancel, sacristy, buttress, apse, apsis, sundial, sun clock, sun calendar, bay, span, bluestone, Thomas Laureis, De Pauw, Augustijnen, van Peteghem
BELGIUMHAMME5.2 / 1868
24altar from Saint Petrus' and Paulus' churchSaint Petrus' and Paulus' church
Picture by Jochem Baas

Keywords:Church, Neo-gothic, carillon, glass frame, organ, pulpit, holy-water font, stoup, baptismal font, altar, Belgian limestone or bluestone, tower, silver, Balthasar Rutgeerts, Andreas De Swerte, Erasmus en Artus Quellin
BELGIUMMOL5.4 / 1894
25altar from Saint-Margaretha's churchSaint-Margaretha's church
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Church, Baroque, Rococo, pulpit, marble, altar, Belgian limestone or bluestone, three-aisled, organ, confessional, antependium, high altar, main altar, communion rail, tabernacle, oak wood, flanking aisle, side aisle, nave, basilica, tabernacle, lantern roof, lantern tower, glass frame, organ-case, Erasmus en Artus Quellin, Guillaume of Willem Kerricx de Oudere, Forceville, Jan Gerrits, Pieter Scheemaeckers, M. Gummarus Tielemans
BELGIUMLIER5 / 19401663
26altar from Saint Martin's church (in Velzeke Ruddershove)Saint Martin's church (in Velzeke Ruddershove)
Picture by Jean-Pierre Pottelancie

Keywords:Church, Norman (Romanesque), Gothic, choir, chancel, pointed arch, altar, western tower
BELGIUMZOTTEGEM5.6 / 1477
27altar from Our Lady of the Good Advise chapel (in Arquennes)Our Lady of the Good Advise chapel (in Arquennes)
(e)
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Chapel, facade, miracle statue, altar, scutcheon, armorial bearings, coat of arms, oak wood, choir, chancel, nave, Fam. de Berghes
BELGIUMSENEFFE5.1 / 3881
28altar from Saint Cathelin's churchSaint Cathelin's church
Picture by Jan Boeykens (@Quernus)

Keywords:Church, Eclectism, New Renaissance, Louis XVI, pillar, aedicula, confessional, Ionic colons, capital, choir stalls, pulpit, altar, cross ribvaulting, diagonal rib vault, flying buttress, buttress, Joseph Poelaert, Hendrik en Petrus Goyers, Gaspar de Craeyer, Maximiliaan De Haese
BELGIUMBRUSSELS5.4 / 1936
29Saint Therese of Lisieux church
Keywords:Church, Neo-gothic, lancet, sandstone, pulpit, mosaic, altar, confessional, high altar, main altar, fresco, Jozef Deré
BELGIUMAS-1930
30altar from Our Ladies' BasilicaOur Ladies' Basilica
(e)
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Gothic, Norman (Romanesque), lectern, candlestick, organ, retable, basilica, altar
BELGIUMTONGEREN5.7 / 1957~ 1140
31altar from Cornet Monastry (Manastirea Cornet)Cornet Monastry (Manastirea Cornet)
Picture by Jan Boeykens (@Quernus)

Keywords:Abbey, convent, monastery, Church, Byzantine Architecture, nave, brick, dome (cupola), tower, altar, narthex, altarpiece
RomaniaRacovita5.1 / 911666
32altar from Saint Sulpices' ChurchSaint Sulpices' Church
Picture by Jan Boeykens (@Quernus)

Keywords:Church, sundial, sun clock, sun calendar, doorway (porch), gargouille, fronton, marble, altar, statue (as an ornament)
FRANCEBouleternère5.3 / 105
33altar from Saint Eloi's ChurchSaint Eloi's Church
Picture by Jan Boeykens (@Quernus)

Keywords:Church, Gothic, Neo-gothic, nave, vault, apse, apsis, facade, tower, flanking aisle, side aisle, altar
FRANCEBordeaux5.9 / 203
34altar from Dom Our Lady and Saints Liborius and Kilian's CathedralDom Our Lady and Saints Liborius and Kilian's Cathedral
Picture by Jan Boeykens (@Quernus)

Keywords:Cathedral, Baroque, Early Baroque, Late Romanesque (Norman), Gothic, western tower, side chapel, mausoleum, statue (as an ornament), semi-circular (round) arch, tombstone, grave stone, baptismal font, cast iron, doorway (porch), capital, passage under semi-circular arch, choir, chancel, nave, pillar, lancet, tracery, reliquary, altar
GermanyPaderborn5.7 / 151
35altar from Our Lady in Height church (Pfarrkirche St.Maria zur Höhe)Our Lady in Height church (Pfarrkirche St.Maria zur Höhe)
Picture by Jan Boeykens (@Quernus)

Keywords:Church, Norman (Romanesque), Gothic, Baroque, organ-case, triumph cross, pointed arch, tympanum, semi-circular (round) arch, passage under semi-circular arch, tower, lancet, arched corbel course, choir, chancel, tombstone, grave stone, central aisle, altar, organ, buttress, trilobate, trefoil tracery, saving niche
GermanySoest5.4 / 143
36altar from Schermenheuvel BasilicaSchermenheuvel Basilica
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Church, Baroque, dome (cupola), basilica, iron sandstone holding limonite, painting, radial chapel, tower, sandstone, altar, carillon, Wenceslas Cobergher, Elisabeth, Gebr. Nole, Theodoor van Loon
BELGIUMSHARP HILL - ZICHEM5.7 / 1788
37altar from Saint Martin's churchSaint Martin's church
Picture by Jean-Pierre Pottelancie

Keywords:Church, Classicism, stuccowork, western tower, confessional, sacristy, marble, altar, communion rail, baptismal font, bell
BELGIUMZWALM5.3 / 17051784
38altar from Our Ladies' churchOur Ladies' church
Picture by Jan Boeykens (@Quernus)

Keywords:Church, tower, choir, chancel, organ, marmered, nave, altar, high altar, main altar, Premonstratiënzers, David Jan, Ferdinand van der Haegen, Lodewijk Roelandt, Jan Baptist van der Haeghen, Theodoor Verhaegen, Forceville
BELGIUMNINOVE5.3 / 19381635
39altar from Saint-Aldegondis' church (in Deurle)Saint-Aldegondis' church (in Deurle)
Picture by Jean-Pierre Pottelancie

Keywords:Church, Neo-classicism, brick, pulpit, painting, tabernacle, altar, Jan Van de Capelle
BELGIUMSINT-MARTENS-LATEM5.4 / 13661830
40altar from Saint-Christoph's churchSaint-Christoph's church
(e)
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Church, Gothic, Late gothic, tower shell, western tower, flanking aisle, side aisle, choir, chancel, nave, spire, Belgian limestone or bluestone, confessional, altar, choir stalls, pulpit, Stuyck
BELGIUMLONDERZEEL5.9 / 1949~ 1250
41altar from Our Lady of the PuddleOur Lady of the Puddle
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Church, Brabantion Gothic, Baroque, doorway (porch), gablet, Gobertangerstone, baldachin (canopy), crossing tower, tabernacle, tower, side chapel, finial, quatrefoil, tracery, altar, high altar, main altar, marble, transept, trilobate, trefoil tracery, choir, chancel, spire, balcony, glass frame, lancet, open work, facade, pinnacle, dead window, gable, Jean (Jehan) d'Oisy (Osy), Keldermans, Matheus De Layens, Jacob (Jacques) Van Thienen, Sulpitius van Vorst, Botson de Racour, Duquesnoy
BELGIUMTIENEN5.5 / 17331358
42altar from Saint-Martinschurch (Gijzegem)Saint-Martinschurch (Gijzegem)
Arch. Filip Gobert.
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Church, Classicism, spire, tabernacle, lantern roof, lantern tower, choir, chancel, altar, pulpit, marble, organ, confessional, painting, Filip Gobert, Augustijnen, van Peteghem
BELGIUMAALST5.6 / 19351771
43altar from Saint-AldegondisChurchSaint-AldegondisChurch
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Church, Museum, Grave, graveyard, Maasgothic, western tower, marl stone, sacristy, painting, tombstone, grave stone, three-aisled, altar, flanking aisle, side aisle, bench, capital, pillar, limestone
BELGIUMAS5.5 / 2632
44altar from Saint-Michaels' cathedral (Saint-Michael and  Sainte-Gudule)Saint-Michaels' cathedral (Saint-Michael and Sainte-Gudule)
(From Place Sainte-Gudule)
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Cathedral, Gothic, pulpit, lancet, confessional, net or lierne vaulting, western tower, glass frame, transept, doorway (porch), stained glass, mausoleum, clustered column, chapter church, cross ribvaulting, diagonal rib vault, nave, altar, marble, bronze, church treasure, silver, Jan Baptist van der Haeghen, Verbruggen (Verbrugghen), Jan van Delen, Louis de Curte, Erasmus en Artus Quellin, Gilles de Briedere, Jan van Ruysbroeck, Norbertijnen, Jan Delporte, Duquesnoy, Cornelis Floris de Vriendt (Floris), Willem Geefs
BELGIUMBRUSSELS5.7 / 1069~ 1220
45altar from Saint-Peter chapelSaint-Peter chapel
Picture by Johan Mares (@Belgiumview)

Keywords:Chapel, Church, Norman (Romanesque), choir, chancel, altar
BELGIUMLIER5 / 2590~ 1225
46altar from Our-Lady of Hoye beguinage (Small Beguinage)Our-Lady of Hoye beguinage (Small Beguinage)
Picture by Jan Boeykens (@Quernus)

Keywords:Beguinage, Church, Chapel, Baroque, three-aisled, choir, chancel, volute, Ionic colons, gate house, tower, altar, Gaspar de Craeyer
BELGIUMGHENT5.4 / 4187~ 1240
47altar from Saint-BartholomeuschurchSaint-Bartholomeuschurch
Picture by Jan Boeykens (@Quernus)

Keywords:Church, Baroque, Neo-gothic, Late gothic, silver, choir, chancel, reliquary, bust, pulpit, ambulatory, cross ribvaulting, diagonal rib vault, wall painting, crossing tower, organ, hip, radial chapel, statue (as an ornament), three-aisled, putti, carillon, polychromy, medaillon, altar, glass frame, transept, Charles Anneessens, Gillis De Ville, Petrus of Pieter Pepers, Louis Bert-de l'Arbre, Remi Rooms, Gaspar de Craeyer, Auguste Van Assche, Abraham Jansens
BELGIUMGERAARDSBERGEN5.5 / 1925~ 1500
48altar from Our Ladies' churchOur Ladies' church
Picture by Jan Boeykens (@Quernus)

Keywords:Church, Gothic, Baroque, Norman (Romanesque), tombstone, grave stone, crossing tower, rood loft, choir screen, copper, baptismal font, altar, alabaster, Stone from Doornik, pulpit, marble, choir, chancel, baluster, Anton (Anthonie) van Dyck, Erasmus en Artus Quellin, Gaspar de Craeyer, van den Eynden, Mattheus van Beveren
BELGIUMDENDERMONDE5.5 / 1719