Radiating chapels

Radiating chapels

The chapels added to an apse and fanning out in a radial pattern.
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radiating chapels

Chapels projecting radially from the curve of an ambulatory or rarely of an apse.
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Clark contextualizes the exterior sculptural program of the radiating chapels at Reims Cathedral, and considers the motivations of the patrons relative to the choice of imagery in the figural sculptures.
15v); the creation, for the nuns, of a "closure ou choir Saint John Evangelist," a partitioned area possibly located in one of the transepts or chapels (one of the radiating chapels at Flines was dedicated to Saint John) (fol.
The church's ambulatory and radiating chapels were designed to contain ample space for displaying and honoring relics, functions they have served since 24 February, 1600.