Domed Octagon Church

   A church of basilican (q.v.) plan with a dome (q.v.) over a square bay in the center of the nave (q.v.). The dome rests on an octagon base, created by a squinch (q.v.) at each corner of the square bay. Examples include the katholikon at Hosios Loukas (qq.v.) and the Nea Mone church on Chios (qq.v.). The Greek cross-domed octagon church (q.v.) makes use of this basic design.

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  • Greek Cross-Domed Octagon Church —    A church that makes use of the basic design of the domed octagon church (q.v.), but with radiating barrel vaulted arms emanating from the central bay, all enclosed within an outer square or rectangle. Examples include the katholikon at Daphni …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

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