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antechoir

The space, more or less enclosed, between the inner and outer gates of the choir screen.
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Of particular interest is Jacobus's identification of five original entrances--for the clergy in the chancel; for the male members of the family who sat in an ante-choir occupying one third of the length of the present nave, once enclosed by a high screen; on the uppermost level a squint or private chamber for the Scrovegni ladies and two more entrances for laity in the main body of the church.
What is more, Jacobus argues convincingly that Giotto's depiction of the Temple, both here and in the Expulsion of Joachim, closely resembled the original choir screen and pulpit enclosing the ante-choir, which she has reconstructed with great ingenuity.