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Tribelon

(τρίβηλον, etym. tri- + Lat. velum, curtain or door hanging [Tafrali, infra]), a rare term designating a part of a church. The Miracles of St. Demetrios (Lemerle, Miracles 1:162.2–11) ...

Tribelon

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
232 words

... (τρίβηλον, etym. tri - + Lat. velum , curtain or door hanging [ Tafrali , infra ]), a rare term designating a part of a church. The Miracles of St. Demetrios ( Lemerle , Miracles 1:162.2–11) describes two supernatural persons entering “the tribelon of the holy shrine of the renowned martyr Demetrios.” Later versions used instead the word tribolon that C. Ducange ( Glossarium ad Scriptores Mediae et Infimae Graecitatis [ Lyon 1688 ; rp. Graz 1958 ] s.v.) suggested “correcting” to peribolon . The word evidently refers to the area at the...

Tribelon

Tribelon  

(τρίβηλον, etym. tri- + Lat. velum, curtain or door hanging [Tafrali, infra]), a rare term designating a part of a church. The Miracles of St. Demetrios (Lemerle, Miracles 1:162.2–11) describes ...
Thessaly

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
1,788 words

...probably in the fifth century, although the date is much disputed. The golden mosaics in the dome still survive in part. The three-aisle basilica known as Acheiropoietos, constructed in the second half of the fifth century, retains many original features, including the tribelon (a triple-arched entrance between narthex and nave), the colonnades of the ground floor and the mosaics preserved in the soffits of their arches, and a small annex attached to the south side. The five-aisle basilica of the patron saint of Thessalonica, Demetrius, was built in...

Byzantine art and architecture

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The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Religion
Length:
12,272 words

... at the entrance, and a transept inserted between the bema , or apsidal east end, to give more room for the clergy. The narthex was originally double, an outer, or exonarthex, giving into an inner esonarthex opening into the inner aisles, with the outer aisles beyond them. A tribelon (a triple arcaded entrance instead of a door) led into the nave, which combines stone piers and groups of columns between them; the columns are reused from earlier, possibly Roman, buildings, and the variety of the capitals is consistent with their having different origins. The...

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