Greek Cross-Domed Octagon Church

Greek Cross-Domed Octagon Church
   A church that makes use of the basic design of the domed-octagon church (q.v.), but with radiating barrel-vaulted arms emanating from the central bay, all enclosed within an outer square or rectangle. Examples include the katholikon at Daphni, outside Athens (qq.v.).

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