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Wooden triptych altar with paintings. Rectangular in shape with a tiered triangular protrusion on top, in centre. Top tier is concave. Designs carved on front and back of altar, including angels, abstract crosses, geometric and floral motifs, and interlocking lines. Hinged wooden doors, secured with string, open outward, with paintings on them and the altar interior. Three painted panels on each door and on altar interior. The paintings depict: the crucifixion of Christ (centre top), Virgin Mary seated in majesty afoot the devil, surrounded by archangels (centre), and Christ with his apostles (centre bottom). Background of all paintings done in orange and yellow. White lines, with black lines through them, divide all panels. Christ, apostles and archangels are all dark-haired, the apostles and Christ with matching beards, and wearing robes of red-orange and blue-grey. Red-orange robes have yellow dot motifs, blue-grey robes have red dot motifs. Christ has an orange and yellow ring around his head in all depictions. Archangels are holding swords and have feathered grey wings with red and yellow dot motifs throughout. Mary is depicted throughout the paintings wearing dark blue outer robes and red-orange inner robes, both have yellow dot motifs throughout. In the centre painting she is wearing a crown and holding a sceptre. In the side paintings, on the door interiors, Mary is depicted with a dark blue head covering. String knotted around triangular protrusion on top of altar (for hanging?).

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