Related Content

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Art & Architecture


Show Summary Details



Quick Reference

1 Inner cell or sanctuary of a Greek temple, equivalent to the Roman cella, containing the statue of the deity.

2 Sanctuary of a centrally planned Byzantine church.

3 Small shrine, often portable, e.g. the battered-sided Egyptian type, carried by a Naöphorus figure.

J. Curl (2005);Dinsmoor (1950)

naos (3) (above) Naöphorus (right after the example in Museo Nazionale, Naples).

Reference entries

View all reference entries »