triconch

triconch

Having apses with semidomes on three sides of a square chamber; some churches, chapels, and tombs are built on this plan.
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"The Fountain of Peirene at Corinth: A Fresh Look at the Triconch Court," AJA 104, p.
The evidence suggests that, considered as a whole, and particularly in its external form, the east end was not simply a "domed triconch" or other generic medieval type, as is usually imagined.
The resulting triconch commended itself first to the monks of Vatopedi and Iviron at the time of this addition and, later, to the builders of churches throughout the Balkans.(27) This sort of observance suggests something akin to the cognitive attitude of John of Damascus when he spoke of the Mosaic tabernacle which "contained the image and pattern (typos) of heavenly things."(28) And it is perhaps in this light that we should regard the production of "copies" in other forms of Byzantine art.
Reports are provided on excavations at the Triconch Palace, the Baptistery, and trial excavations within the city, with separate chapters on the Roman pottery, medieval amphorae, fine wares and cooking wares, coins, and faunal remains.