Decorated window tracery at Exeter Cathedral

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Decorated window tracery at Exeter Cathedral

The view shows a detail of the motif at the head of the clerestory window in Bay 3 of Exeter Cathedral’s nave; it was recorded in the course of conservation work in 1996.

The motif consist of four mouchettes (curving dagger-like motifs) enclosed within a circle. The photograph was taken after the masonry was protected by shelter coating, a technique in which a thin layer of lime wash is applied to the old surface.

Acknowledgments: RAM Museum