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Myra Saint Nicolas church March 2011 5805.jpg
21-MAR-2011

Myra Saint Nicolas church March 2011 5805.jpg

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I presume this to be the altar with four columns surrounding it. A viewer let me know "The two pillars in front probably supported a lintel with perhaps a curtain hung from it. The base of the closer column looks like it has a notch in it, which could indicate a low wall (about 4 foot high) was there. If so, the structure is called a templon, and is the predecessor of the ikonstasis in modern Orthodox churches."

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Adam Kemner 12-Jan-2013 01:24
The two pillars in front probably supported a lintel with perhaps a curtain hung from it. The base of the closer column looks like it has a notch in it, which could indicate a low wall (about 4 foot high) was there. If so, the structure is called a templon, and is the predecessor of the ikonstasis in modern Orthodox churches.