Pinnacle


Pinnacle
   In altarpieces, pinnacles are the ornamental tops that imitate the lacelike spires of Gothic structures. In sculpted altarpieces, such as Michael Pacher's Altarpiece of St. Wolfgang (1471-1481; Sankt-Wolfgang, Parish Church), the pinnacles serve to extend the space of the main scene and place it within a Gothic church setting. In painted examples, the pinnacles can be filled with imagery, as in Duccio's Maestà Altarpiece (1308-1311; Siena, Museo dell' Opera del Duomo), where scenes from the life of the Virgin are depicted, and Piero della Francesca's Misericordia Altarpiece (beg. 1445; San Sepolcro, Museo Civico), where the Virgin Annunciate, the angel Gabriel, and saints are included.

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  • pinnacle — ► NOUN 1) a high pointed piece of rock. 2) a small pointed turret built as an ornament on a roof. 3) the most successful point. ORIGIN Latin pinnaculum, from pinna wing, point …   English terms dictionary

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