Monday, 9 April 2012

Chapter House Ceiling

This is the medalion at the centre of York Minster Chapter House Ceiling. Built at the end of the 13th century the chapter house roof is a free vault unsupported by any central column. The ceiling was painted by Thomas Williment in 1844-45 with a floral and heraldic moteif. The keys of St Peter appear as the Minster is also St Peter's Cathedral, and the other symbol is probably a representation of Archbishops vestiments. In the centre is the Lamb of God.


  1. Beautiful. And just the chapter house, not the main part of the minster! Such attention to beauty and art, I imagine you could post a picture of the minster every day for at least a year.


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