word of the week: APSE
2011 January 2
APSE: A semicircular or polygonal recess of a building, usually vaulted and most often found at the sanctuary or east end of a church.
The pictured apse is not found in a church, but at the eastern end of the Field Museum’s main hall. This apse is an example of a lacunar ceiling meaning that it is adorned with a pattern of coffered panels.
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Ah! I love this one. Apse.