Ornamental work in a vaulted roof or ceiling.
- The new building resembled a mediaeval cathedral with its pointed arches, ribbed vaulting and flying buttresses.
- In the latter case, Gothic evolved from Romanesque vaulting (modelled on Roman precedent) following brilliant experiments in the eleventh century.
- Even the layman can coo over the magnificent ribbed vaulting, an 11 th-century innovation that had European architects squirming with envy.
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