Choir screen

Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Choir screen: rood screen
(Arch.) a screen or low wall separating the choir from the aisles.

See also: Choir

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
According to the antiquary, William Dugdale, statues of the Catholic Saxon kings, intended to flank those of James and Charles on the entrance loggia, were actually set up on the internal choir screen at Old St Paul's, thus symbolising further, royalty as public image.
Now all 14,000 parts of the choir screen have now been carefully repainted and reassembled like a giant iron jigsaw puzzle.
Malone stresses that in the replication of the formal motifs of sacred shrines, reliquaries, tombs, and especially choir screens, the thirteenth-century viewer understood the facade's lower zone "as a heavenly choir screen" (127).
The first was that the new level floor from choir screen to the east end was a 'restoration' and that the gradus chori or step to the east of the stalls and the further steps to the altar were installed only in 1774.
Skidmore also made decorative metalwork for several Oxbridge colleges and government buildings, as well as the choir screen at Hereford Cathedral, which is now in storage at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
The choir screen was completed in the 1870s and features scallop shells in the design.
Part of a brass choir screen at De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, cast by unknown brass-founders in c.
Little looks at a small limestone head from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and situates the object in the thirteenth-century dismantled choir screen at Chartres Cathedral.
Conflating two visual metaphors: autarchy, both secular and ecclesiastical, with an erratic psychology experiment gone haywire, he begins with an imposing metal "cage," patterned after a medieval choir screen, each steel bar topped by a spiky fleur-de-lis, token of French governance by divine right.
He looks at iconologies; monastic reform; the permeable boundaries of gate house, choir screen, and the inner enclosure; and Cistercians in connection with Toulouse and Paris.
(3) This marble choir screen (tramezzo) functioned as a visual transition between the nave and the presbytery and would have been visible to the faithful standing in the middle of the church.