A temporary structure sometimes used in the funeral solemnities of eminent persons, for the public exhibition of the remains, or their conveyance to the place of burial.
a decorated bier on which a coffin rests in state during a funeral
a draped wooden frame in the shape of a coffin, which may be used in proxy for unrecovered remains at a requiem mass
a raised bier or (often movable) platform of sorts used to support the casket or coffin of a person during a funeral or memorial service
a raised structure that holds the body for the few days before the burial
a structure on which a coffin is drawn in a procession
a temporary and ornamental structure, representing a tomb, placed over the coffin of a distinguished person or over a grave
A stand for holding the casket in state during visitation and the funeral service.
The stand on which the casket rests while in state and during the funeral service.
A stand upon which the casketed remains rest while instate and during the funeral service.
A stand upon which the casket rests during the funeral service.
A catafalque is a raised bier or platform, often movable, that is used to support the casket, coffin, or body of the deceased during a funeral or memorial service. Catafalque decorations are known as castrum doloris.