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Istanbul Aya Sofya first floor screen
07-DEC-2004

Istanbul Aya Sofya first floor screen

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This is a screen of cut marble that is a bit of “trompe l’œil” in that it tries to look like a screen of wood, complete with a lock and keys. A notice indicated that it would be closed (with a marble door on hinges) when a religious council was held.

Elsewhere I read it is certainly not an original part of the church but a later addition. I took some pictures of details.

Nikon D70
1/20s f/4.0 at 80.0mm full exif

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