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JUBE

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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 532 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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JUBE, the French architectural term (taken from the imperative of Lat. jubere, to order) for the chancel or choir screen, which in England is known as the rood-screen (see Rom). Above the screen was a gallery or loft, from which the words " Jube Domine benedicere " were spoken by the deacon before the reading of the Gospel, and hence probably the name. One of the finest jubes in France is that of the church of the Madeleineat Troyes, in rich flamboyant Gothic. A later example, of the Renaissance period, c. 1600, is in the church of St Etienne du Mont, Paris. In the Low Countries there are many fine examples in marble, of which one of the most perfect from Bois-le-Duc is'now in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
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