An altarpiece is a painting, relief or mosaic on the back wall of an altar.

It is also called a pala, from Latin pallium meaning "cloak", a reference to the ancient practice of hanging a drape behind the altar.

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.