Dictionary » R » Reredos

Reredos

reredos

A screen or partition wall behind an altar.

The back of a fireplace.

The open hearth, upon which fires were lighted, immediately under the louver, in the center of ancient halls. [Also spelt reredosse.

Origin: From rear _ F. Dos back, L. Dorsum. Cf. Dorsal.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 925 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link