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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).


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