Friday, 11 January 2013

Triforium (triforium)

A triforium is a corridor above the bas-côté (aisle) of a church, having arcades between the grandes arcades (great arcades) seperating the nef (nave) from the aisle, and the fenêtres hautes (clerestory).
In early Christian basiliques (basilicas) the triforium was reserved for women.
When the corridor has the same width as the aisle underneath it, it is referred to as a tribune; otherwise it is a triforium.
The smaller arcades above the arcades grandes form the triforium.
The picture was taken at the Saint-Hilaire in Semur-en-Brionnais.
See also tribune and triforium, faux.

Saint-Hilaire - Semur-en-Brionnais

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