Cathedrae

Chairs or thrones of a bishop in his cathedral church, in which he presides at solemn functions. The form is based on the ancient Roman cathedra. Originally the bishop's cathedra stood in the center of the apse, flanked at a lower level on either side by the benches where the assisting priests sat.

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cathedrae
cathedra
cathedras
bishop's throne
episcopal throne
katheders Dutch
katheder Dutch
cathèdres French
cathèdre French
trône épiscopal French
cattedre Italian
cattedra Italian
cattedre episcopali Italian
cattedra episcopale Italian
cattedra vescovile Italian
cattedre vescovili Italian
cátedras Spanish
cátedra Spanish
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Chairs or thrones of a bishop in his cathedral church, in which he presides at solemn functions. The form is based on the ancient Roman cathedra. Originally the bishop's cathedra stood in the center of the apse, flanked at a lower level on either side by the benches where the assisting priests sat.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300125933. The J. Paul Getty Trust.