iconostasis

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iconostasis (plural iconostases)

  1. A wall of icons between the sanctuary and the nave in an Eastern Orthodox church.
    • 1932, Maurice Baring, chapter 10, Friday's Business[1]:
      The altar was hidden behind an Iconostasis. The church was looked after by an old sacristan who lived in a cottage on the shore of the lake.

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