Sanahin Monastery: the gavit or vestry

RIBApix ref no RIBA114415
Artist/PhotographerORCH Orsenigo-Chemollo
Subject Date1200
Image Date2009
MediumDigital image
Library ReferenceORCH Orsenigo Sanahin_A_ R124F11_portfolio
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit ORCH Orsenigo / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The buildings of the monastery date from the 10th-13th centuries. The complex consists of three churches; St Astvatsatsin (Holy Mother of God), built 928-944, St Amenaprkich (Redeemer), built 957-966 and St Grigor (1061). Also included within the complex are a scriptorium, gavit (vestry or narthex), academy, and belfry (1211-1235). It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with neighbouring Haghpat Monastery.

Subject tags

arches, monasteries & convents