Altarpiece vs Ancona - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between altarpiece and ancona

is that altarpiece is a work of art suspended above and behind an altar in a church while ancona is an altarpiece, especially one of multiple connected pictures.

altarpiece

English

Noun

(wikipedia altarpiece) (en noun)
  • a work of art suspended above and behind an altar in a church
  • * I walked across the concrete to examine the altarpiece of the atomic age. A large crack ran through it. '' — ''Atomic John: A truck driver uncovers secrets about the first nuclear bombs , David Samuels December, The New Yorker, 15, 2008 [http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/12/15/081215fa_fact_samuels?printable=true]
  • ancona

    English

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • A town and associated province in the Marche, Italy.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A breed of poultry.
  • * ”In all but colouring, the Ancona is a very similar bird to the Leghorn. It was imported from Italy probably some years before the latter. See ref. p.43.
  • Derived terms

    * Anconan

    References

    1962: C.Arthur Pearson. Pictorial Poultry-Keeping. Cox & Wyman Ltd (2nd ed.) ----