- a screen or a decorated part of the wall behind an altar in a church.
- the back of a fireplace or of a medieval open hearth.
Origin of reredos
Examples from the Web for reredos
Historical Examples of reredos
Like most Flemish productions, the reredos is wanting in grace.
This reredos is in the chapel on the south of the Capella Mor.
Traces of colour are to be seen in the reredos and the roof over it.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Gloucester [2nd ed.]
H. J. L. J. Mass
The floor has some interesting tiles and the reredos has been painted.
The triptych which forms the reredos was carved at Ober Ammergau.
- a screen or wall decoration at the back of an altar, in the form of a hanging, tapestry, painting, or piece of metalwork or sculpture
- another word for fireback (def. 1)