- Of the monasteries with this name ("New Monastery"), the most famous is on Chios (qq.v.), where there is a domed octagon church (q.v.) built during the reign of Constantine IX (q.v.). Its basic architectural plan is like the katholikon of Hosios Loukas (qq.v.), but unlike the latter it has no aisles or galleries. Its mosaics (q.v.) and marble veneering are of exquisite Constantinopolitan workmanship, offering a glimpse of what church and palace interiors in the capital must have been like.
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