Some articles on rood, rood screens:
... Thus not a single mediaeval Rood survives in Britain ... Of original rood lofts, also considered suspect due to their association with superstitious veneration, very few are left two surviving examples in Wales being at the ... The rood screens themselves were sometimes demolished or cut down in height, but more commonly remained with their painted figures whitewashed and overpainted with religious texts ...
... A rood is a cross or crucifix, especially a large one in a church a large sculpture or sometimes painting of the crucifixion of Jesus ... Rood is an archaic word for pole, from Old English rōd "pole", specifically "cross", from Proto-Germanic *rodo, cognate to Old Saxon rōda, Old High German ruoda "ro ... Rood was originally the only Old English word for the instrument of Jesus Christ's death ...
Famous quotes containing the words screens and/or rood:
“At length to hospital
This man was limited,
Where screens leant on the wall
And idle headphones hung.
Since he would soon be dead
They let his wife come along
And pour out tea, each day.”
—Philip Larkin (19221986)
“With hym ther rood a gentil pardoner
Of Rouncivale, his freend and his compeer,
That streight was comen fro the court of Rome.”
—Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?1400)