The sweeping ceiling on a candlelit evening is striking in both its simplicity and its grace.
This Cathedral has a very long history, starting out as home to a community of nuns, probably as long ago as the 7th century. Needless to say it has undergone many destructions, collapses, rebuilds and renovations in those times.
The ceiling is no exception. It is known that the stone roof of the church collapsed in 1469, to be replaced by a carved wooden structure. No plain ceiling was suitable for medieval times, as can be seen from the wooden bosses below; relics from that replacement roof. And have you any idea who the character at top right is?
It is the Devil swallowing Judas Iscariot!
Copyright Debbie Smyth, 31 August 2017
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