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Altar canopy / inscription band Altar canopy / inscription band

Inscription band from a rood altar canopy, from St Nicholas's Church, Aberdeen, early 16th century

Altar canopy / inscription band Altar canopy / inscription band

Inscription band from a rood altar canopy, from St Nicholas's Church, Aberdeen, early 16th century

Altar Altar

Roman stone altar dedicated to the Discipline of the Emperor, with a sacrificial axe and knife in relief on the right hand side and a patera with ram's head handle on the left, from Birrens

Altar / portion Altar / portion

Portion of an altar from Castlecary, Stirlingshire

Altar Altar

Altar of stone, dedicated to Apollo, square with richly moulded top and base with wreath, bow and quiver, and defaced inscription, from Roman fort at Bar Hill, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, Roman Period, 140 - 165 AD

Altar Altar

Sandstone altar dedicated to Jupiter, from Cramond, 140 - 210 AD

Altar Altar

Altar dedicated to Mercury, from Castlecary

Altar Altar

Roman altar dedicated to Hercules Magusanus by an officer in a cavalry unit of Tungrians, found at Brightons, Polmont, Stirlingshire, near Mumrills on the Antonine Wall, AD 140-165

Altar Altar

Altar of stone, dedicated to the Nymphs by a vexillatio of the Sixth Legion, found c. 1802 at Nether Croy, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, Roman Period, 80 - 211 AD

Altar, votive Altar, votive

Votive altar in bronze consisting of a tray on which are represented two hes-vases and four loaves in relief, with represented animals including a frog forming the spout flanked by two jackals, a hawk with solar disk and an ape (?) with moon disk, on the underside a dedicatory inscription in favour of Her-Isit: Ancient Egyptian, probably Roman Period

Altar cloth Altar cloth

Silk Buddhist altar cloth with a repeating woven pattern of peony, chrysanthemums, dragon and phoenix: Japan, mid-Meiji era, 1884 - 1899

Altar cloth Altar cloth

Brocade Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) woven in coloured silks and gold thread and showing a repeating design of dragons pursuing the magic jewel: Japan, 19th century

Altar cloth Altar cloth

Silk Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with repeating woven motif of dragons and clouds in coloured silks and gold thread: Japan, mid-Meiji era, 1884 - 1899

Altar cloth Altar cloth

Silk Buddhist altar cloth with repeating woven motif of dragons and Chinese lions on a diaper ground in coloured silks and gold thread: Japan, mid-Meiji era, 1884 - 1899

Altarpiece Altarpiece

Clay altarpiece on a circular base topped with a group of figures including a male chief with a fan and horn, flanked by two female figures with elaborate hairstyles holding fans, a smaller attendant and a chicken, produced for the altar dedicated to the Igbo Yam god: Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Aboh, Osisa village, Kwale Igbo people, late 19th to early 20th century

Altarpiece Altarpiece

Altarpiece of cast brass/bronze with a group of standing court figures including the Iyoba, the Queen Mother, in procession around an open rectangular base: West Africa, Nigeria, Edo State, Benin, 17th - 18th century

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