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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
(Russian; from Greek kibotos, “wooden drawer”; also bozhnitsa), a decorated wooden cupboard or folding frame for icons.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
In early Russian architecture, a niche to house one or more icons.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.