Revised 28 January 2022
Accepted 25 November 2022
Available Online 10 January 2023
This article presents some remarks on the exterior forms and decor of a unique provincial temple of Tur ‘Abdin: El ‘Adra in Hah. Problems in the study of a monument are the fact that scientists point to different sources for the genesis of the same forms and decor of the church. On the one hand, this shows the insufficient knowledge of the monument. On the other hand, it shows the practically parallel development of the same elements in different architectural traditions. The article discusses historiography about the prototypes of El ‘Adra, in particular the influence of antique and ancient Iranian architecture. The combination of the decorative elements and designs of these traditions in the Early Christian temple allowed some to attribute the origin to architecture of classical antiquity, others to mark the influence of Persian architecture on a squinch overlap system and drum decoration. Mausoleums of the Roman provinces are cited as possible source of these forms.
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TY - CONF AU - Anastasiia Kondrateva PY - 2023 DA - 2023/01/10 TI - The Architecture of El ‘Adra in Hah: Some Remarks on Shapes and Decor of the Church BT - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Architecture: Heritage, Traditions and Innovations (AHTI 2022) PB - Athena Publishing SP - 51 EP - 57 SN - 2949-8937 UR - https://doi.org/10.55060/s.atssh.221230.008 DO - https://doi.org/10.55060/s.atssh.221230.008 ID - Kondrateva2023 ER -