Tetraconchs

Buildings, usually churches, mausoleums, or baptistries, having a cross plan with four apses. Usually the arms of the cross form a Greek cross plan, with arms of equal length. The design was common in Byzantine architecture.

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tetraconchs
tetraconch
tetraconchas Spanish
tetraconcha Spanish

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Buildings, usually churches, mausoleums, or baptistries, having a cross plan with four apses. Usually the arms of the cross form a Greek cross plan, with arms of equal length. The design was common in Byzantine architecture.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300004822. The J. Paul Getty Trust.