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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms

Michael Clarke

A system of *vaulting used in the *Perpendicular period of English *Gothic architecture in which all the ribs have the same curve and diverge equally in every direction, producing the effect of an open fan. It was frequently used over tombs and other small enclosures in churches. A famous large-scale example is that at King's College Chapel, Cambridge.... ...

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