The small, centrally-planned church of St. John the Baptist in Idleti dates from C5th-C6th and is an unusual building suggesting the architects were experimenting with different forms as the dome, which is hemispherical on the interior, is in a square drum that rests on the crossing of the central space. This centrality has now been lost by the addition of a disproportionately large single storied narthex to the west.
Date of Visit
7th July 2013
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Emma Loosley, “Idleti,” Architecture and Asceticism, accessed January 18, 2018, http://architectureandasceticism.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/124.