THE KOKAR CHURCH

Tcappadocia Kokar Churchhis single nave, barrel vaulted church is entered by way of the collapsed apse. Beyond the nave the rock was further dug out to form a burial area.

The main color of the paintings is gray. A large cross is painted on the well- preserved vault, and the hand, painted within a square in the centre of the cross, symbolizes the Triple Sanctification, around it is an embellishment, divided into four, full of geometrical patterns. The church is dated to the end the 9th century.

Scenes: Deesis, Annunciation, Visitation, Proof of the Virgin, Nativity, Adoration of the Magi, Baptism, Three Young Men in the Fiery Furnace, Flight into Egypt, Last Supper, Betrayal of Judas, Crucifixion, Women at the Empty Tomb, Ascension, Entombment, Pentecost and portraits of saint.

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