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Marble screen

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. It is halfway down the right hand side of the floor which leads to the mosaics there.

Elsewhere I read it is certainly not an original part of the church but a later addition. I took some pictures of details.
Istanbul Aya Sofya first floor screen
Istanbul Aya Sofya first floor screen
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Istanbul Aya Sofya first floor screen
Istanbul Aya Sofya first floor screen
Istanbul Aya Sofya first floor screen
Istanbul Aya Sofya first floor screen
Istanbul Aya Sofya first floor screen
Istanbul Aya Sofya first floor screen
Istanbul Aya Sofya first floor screen
Istanbul Aya Sofya first floor screen
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