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naos

(nā`ŏs), inner portion of a Greek temple, enclosed within walls and generally surrounded by colonnaded porticoes. In it stood the statue of the deity to whom the temple was consecrated. The naos was provided with a columned porch, typically only in front (pronaos) but often also at the back (opisthodomos). It was the prototype for the cellacella
, the portion of a Roman temple that was enclosed within walls, as distinct from the open colonnaded porticoes that formed the rest of it. It corresponds to the naos in Greek temples.
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 of the Roman temple.

Naos

(nay -oss) See Puppis.

Naos

Inner sanctuary of a Greek temple.

Naos

 

in an ancient temple, the principal chamber or sanctuary, containing the sculptural representation of the deity.

cella, naos

cella E, site of cult statue A
The sanctuary of a classical temple, containing the cult statue of the god.
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