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A rectangular or square recessed area in a ceiling. Sometimes these emphasize the roof beams; other times they are carved, molded, or ornately decorated.

Château de Chambord - France (1518)
London - England
San Marco - L'Aquila - Italy (14th c.)
San Lorenzo - Florence - Italy
Pitti Palace - Florence - Italy (1458)
Renaissance Palace of Charls V - Granada - Spain (15th century)
Reales Alcázares Sevillanos - Spain (16th c.)
Pantheon - Rome - Italy ...(120 AD)