Rood screen


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Rood screen

A carved wood or stone separating the nave and chancel.

rood screen

An ornamental altar screen that separates the nave of a church from the chancel; intended to carry a large crucifix (rood).
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For the case of Italy, Marcia Hall discusses the tramezzo (or rood screen) in Italian mendicant churches.
The interior of a medieval church would have been very rich with carvings and a riot of colourful wall paintings, stained glass and rood screen.
Winchester Cathedral's spectacular rood screen, sign alling a new era of naturalistic depiction, was broken to bits.
"The Italian Rood Screen: Some Implications for Liturgy and Function." In Essays Presented to Myron P.
Here the external steel frame intrudes (slightly surreally) as a kind of reductionist rood screen marking the boundary between nave and presbytery, and between congregation and priest.
Inside there are monuments to the Harewell and Sebright families (it is in Harewell Lane) as well as a pre-Reformation rood screen and Jacobean altar rails.
The medieval Night Stairs are still in daily use and the church is also home to a rare 15th-Century painted rood screen and The Hexham Chalice - a tiny copper and gold gilt goblet used by early Saxon missionaries to celebrate Holy Communion as they wandered through Europe.
The church itself is also a striking edifice, built on the site of St Grwst's original 6th century cell, and features a magnificently carved oak rood screen that could well have come from Maenan Abbey on its dissolution.
By the mid-eighteenth century, they were being removed as part of a trend towards a unified interior that included an accessible altar and reduced rood screen and different priorities in relation to acoustics.
They hang from the rood screen, the pillars and fill every available space."
Although Donatello's large bronze statues of the Madonna and Saints would presumably have been at least partially visible above the choir enclosure to viewers standing beyond the rood screen, the most unobstructed views of the high altar from the ambulatory were most likely obtained by looking in from the side entrances to the choir, that is, by standing with one's back to the radial chapels of St.
Their contributions to Wales include the rood screen carving at Llanwenog Church, the Belgian Pier in Menai Bridge, and the Black Chair.