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Explanation: Quite a rare form of art.
Most paintings are viewed hung on a wall, but a scene of your choosing can be painted of any size of 4 to 12 canvas covered panels. Placed together they form a scene, like pieces of a puzzle and are viewed laying flat on a table. Separated the larger sizes (11"x14" or 12"x16")
become place mats for a dining room table, and the smaller sizes (4"x5" or 4"x6") become coasters for a coffee table. Varnished on both sides, they are completely waterproof. The painting of a rose garden is an example of
six, 12"x16" panels placed horizontally to form the scene. Separated they can be used as place mats. Matching napkins are hand painted with a motif of roses from the larger scene. The third image shows six panels, 4"x6" of a coral reef used as coasters.
Explanation: Tafelbilder - panel paintings - were often used as altarpieces. They sometimes consist of two or three connected pieces.
1. AH 330 (Hutchison): Painting in Cologne: Stefan Lochner
... Dürer regarded this as the most important panel painting in Cologne: the Altarpiece of the Patron Saints (commonly known today as the "Dombild" because it has ...
... from the fourth century BC, an Italian Renaissance panel painting, a drawing by Rembrandt, an engraving by Dürer, a painted self-portrait by Van Gogh, and an ...