A symmetrical five sided leaf form. The middle of the carving is raised, giving it a three-dimensional quality.
Natural forms are found throughout English churches in the medieval period. These sometimes represent a specific plant with symbolic meaning or can be more abstracted. This appears to be a more stylised representation sculpted for its aesthetic quality.
This decoration originally appeared in devotional books and manuscripts before being imitated in church carvings. These often intricate and diverse designs are able to reflect the beauty of the world which surrounded them.
The ceiling in the chancel was repainted in 1862,and again in the late 1930s.