Architecture / Interiors
Lime and gypsum plaster
11500 mm (Width) x 7400 mm (Depth)
Penrhyn Castle, Gwynedd (Accredited Museum)
Plasterwork ceiling, lime plaster with cast enrichments in gypsum. The ceiling describes a shallow barrel and is divided into three bays of quadripartite vaults each with a central boss at the rib crossing. The rib work supports typical plaster applied ornament, particularly the more extensive transverse arches separating the bays. Circumscribing the ceiling are shallow lunettes the arches of which support decoration including a beak head type ornament. The ceiling cells and lunettes are painted white with gilt crosses.