Here’s an again word that I thought meant to table again.
I was wrong.
A retable is actually part of an altar.
It’s said that the retable at Thornham Parva Church, Suffolk is one of the largest pieces of Medieval art. The retable, which is actually part of the altar, was created around 1330 by Norwich craftsmen. It’s supposedly a “magnificent example of medieval craftsmanship, with painted figures of saints flanking a scene of the Crucifixion.”
It is also said that the retable is made from timber from Poland and that the red paint was created from a Polish coast insect.
While retable is not an again word, it is a word of again for an altar — a place where we can return again and again to call upon The Lord. ❤