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Another view of the interior of Granada cathedral.

The baldachin seen here on the right is a canopy of state typically placed over an altar or throne. It had its beginnings as a cloth canopy, but in other cases it is a sturdy, permanent architectural feature, particularly over high altars in cathedrals, where such a structure is more correctly called a ciborium when it is sufficiently architectural in form. "Baldachin" was originally a luxurious type of cloth from Baghdad, from which name the word is derived.

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