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Üzumlü Kilesi (Church with grapes)

Also called the church of St. Nichitas, because his name appears in a dedicatory inscription on the church. It is situated in a fairy chimney that has been hollowed out, with a monastery in a now partly collapsed room on top of the church. On the ceiling there is a cross relief. The church has a square plan with one apse and one nave. At the far end of the nave is a grave niche. The nave is richly adorned; An orange colored surface is decorated with a cross composed of circles and rectangles and bunches of grapes and geometrical motifs surrounding it. The border is embellished using medallions with Maltese crosses. It is commonly believed to be from the 8th or 9th century. On the apse is an enthroned Mary holding the child Jezus and the archangels Michael and Gabriel, on the north and south sides the twelve apostles and doctor saints are depicted.

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