Pronaos


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Pronaos

Vestibule in a Greek temple that stands in front of the doorway to the naos.

Pronaos

 

the chamber in a Greek or Roman temple that is in front of the naos. It is usually enclosed in front by two columns and on the sides by walls in the form of antas.

pronaos

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The inner portico in front of the naos, or cella, of a classical temple.
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This stands, as typical in the region, suspended over the pronaos, the weight being transmitted by diagonal oak timbers within the tower and horizontal beams above the pronaos on to the outer walls of the building.
The ceiling and walls of the pronaos, naos and apse are completely painted.
Heavy woodworm infestations in the ceilings of the naos and pronaos have weakened the pine planks.
In the pronaos, there has been some staining by water which had come in from the tower and run in streaks down the walls.
Tod II contains the "transcribed" texts and scenes from the Pronaos, "Hall of Goddesses," crypt, and naos of the temple of Montu.