Talk:Baldachin

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History[edit]

This article lacks a sense of historical development; in particularly the use of a baldachin on Roman monumental works such as figurative altars and grave monuments. Alternatively, perhaps camara is the better term, see here --Nantonos 13:59, 10 February 2007 (UTC)


Can this really be an article or maybe it should be moved to wiktionary? --Eean 06:17, 27 Oct 2004 (UTC)

A problem with the article is the incorrect positioning of pictures. Can someone help? Maltesedog 10:03, 10 April 2006 (UTC)


The article refers to canopies of state and canopies of estate. It doesn't seem that both of these terminologies could be correct, state generally being a reference to government and estate generally referining to owned properties. It seems that state would most likely be correct, as the throne would be the central government position, but estate could also possibly be correct, as the throne could be considered property of the ruler. I don't believe that both would be real names for the device, though. Which one is the actual name? Stoffelofferson 16:14, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

Canopy of Estate is a correct term, and is the term used in many references It's only recently that the word State has come to signify anything other than the rule or authority of those of high estate. Lee-Anne 03:22, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

Here are a couple of references to the use of Baldachin to mean a canopy used in procession:

[The Funeral Procession of Sennefer], Mayor of Thebes

[The royal boat of Khufu], Pharaoh of Egypt 2589-2566 BCE, with a baldachin fitted in the prow. Lee-Anne 03:22, 12 June 2007 (UTC)