Seville Cathedral: Chapter House – South section of the dome ceiling

South section of the dome of the Chapter House attached to the Seville Cathedral, Andalusia, Spain

Chapter House – South section of the dome

South section of the dome
The image shows the south section of the ceiling of the dome of the Chapter House, an ornate hall attached to the southeast corner of the Seville Cathedral. This section is on the opposite side of the entrance to this hall.

As you can see from the image, the interior decoration of the dome consists of several vertically stacked concentric panels. The radial segments that flow from the top intersect these panels and divide them into trapezoidal-shaped concave blocks.

The panel below them is ornate with paintings and circular stained glass windows. In the center is La Inmaculada Concepción (Immaculata or Immaculate Consumption), a masterpiece by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo. Flanking it are two circular canvases with paintings, also by Murillo, depicting saints Hermenegildo (left) and Fernando (right). Next to these paintings are the circular stained glass windows.

As you can see, the bas-reliefs in the bottom-most panel alternate between the portrait and landscape formats. Here is a description of the reliefs from left to right:

1. Unidentified scene
2. Jesus washing the feet of the Apostles
3. Assumption of the Virgin Mary
4. Jesus with Apostles
5. Miracles of St. John the Evangelist

Related Pages
Seville Cathedral: An awe-inspiring architectural marvel
La Giralda: A harmonious blend of Moorish and Renaissance architectural styles
Sala Capitular – The Chapter House of the Seville Cathedral
Sacristía Mayor – The Main Sacristy of the Seville Cathedral

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