Altarpiece, or a screen or decoration behind the altar in a church / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dear Wikiwand AI, let's keep it short by simply answering these key questions:

Can you list the top facts and stats about Reredos?

Summarize this article for a 10 years old


A reredos (/ˈrɪərˌdɒs, ˈrɪərɪ-, ˈrɛrɪ-/ REER-dos, REER-ih-, RERR-ih-) is a large altarpiece, a screen, or decoration placed behind the altar in a church. It often includes religious images.

Reredos depicting the Immaculate Conception. Portuguese, 17th century. Santarém, Portugal

The term reredos may also be used for similar structures, if elaborate, in secular architecture, for example very grand carved chimneypieces.[1] It also refers to a simple, low stone wall placed behind a hearth.