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Ayvalı Kilisesi (Quince’s Church)

The door was closed, I took sneak pictures around it.

A text on a trekking map of the area I was given, provided extra information:

The church has two apses and two naves. An inscription indicates the donor and the person who had the second layer of wall paintings executed, it dates from 913-920. Iconography and script of this church and the "Buckle Church" are comparable, it is thought they are by the same artist and the same stencil may have been used.

Scenes from the life of Jesus are depicted on surfaces of the walls and are separated by bands, thus telling a story. There are more scenes from the younger Jesus then of the older one. The painting program of the church is composed of scenes from Old and New Testament.

Note I have grouped many churches in Cappadocia in one gallery.
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