Monday, April 2, 2018

An Heraldic Chapel Ceiling

Many of the larger houses in Great Britain (and other countries, too) have private chapels attached to them. The chapel at Mount Stuart has one of the prettiest ceilings that I have ever seen.

Of course, the fact that there's some heraldry in there doesn't hurt. There are shields of the Stuart,


and Windsor

coats of arms on some of the ceiling bosses.

In the picture of this last coat you can see better details of the stars which cover the ceiling of the chapel.

In the picture of the Crichton arms, you can see some the intricate detailing along the edges of the
arch supports.

What an amazing amount of work went into the creation of this chapel ceiling!

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