Rose Window

Rose Window at the Basilica
of Saint Denis

Rose window is a term used to refer to a circular window. Often used as a principle feature of a Romanesque or Gothic church's clerestory. Rose windows can usually be found with highly ornate tracery and are divided into segments by stone mullions, with stained glass usually set in between.

Some notable churches with highly ornate Rose windows:
  • Notre Dame - North Transept
  • Chartres Cathedral - North Transept
  • Durham Cathedral
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