Hagia Sophia in Trebizond
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The Church of Hagia Sophia was located in less than 2 km west of Trebizond (modern Trabzon). It was likely founded by the Emperor of Trebizond Manuel I Komnenos (1238-1263). It has a cross-in-square plan with columns supporting the dome, the east bays of the aisles barrel-vaulted and the longer west bays cross-vaulted. Its narthex is an unusual feature in Trebizond and for the three great porches it is hard to find a parallel anywhere; though there are Georgian and Armenian churches with large porches. It is extensively decorated with frescoes. TIt was converted into a mosque in 1573.

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Photo by Dosseman

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Photo from Weepingredorger

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Photo by Franzfoto

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Engraving of Manuel I Komnenos at Hagia Sophia

From Grigorii Gagarin (1897)

Hagia Sophia in Trebizond by Cospatrick

View of Hagia Sophia by Hamilton (1857)

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Hagia Sophia in Trebizond by Alexius Geyer

View of Hagia Sophia from Texier (1882)

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Details of sculpture from Texier (1864)

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From Texier (1864)

Plan by Balance

Omphalion of Hagia Sophia in Trebizond (13th century)

At Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki

Sources

The Byzantine Monuments and Topography of the Pontos by Anthony Bryer & David Winfield

Byzantine Painting at Trebizond by Millet and Talbot Rice

Byzantium’s Other Empire: Trebizond by Antony Eastmond

Byzantine Architecture by Cyril Mango

Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture by ​Richard Krautheimer 

Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium edited by Alexander Kazhdan

“Religious Buildings of Trebizond” by D. Talbot Rice

“The Byzantine Churches of Trebizond” by Selina Balance

“La Sainte-Sophie de Trebizonde” by N. Brounov

“Les Monasteres et les Eglises de Trebizonde” by G. Millet

Resources

Trebizond Album (Byzantine Legacy Flickr)

Hagia Sophia in Trebizond Album (Byzantine Legacy Flickr)

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