Front façade of Ptghnavank.
Ptghni, Kotayk Province, |
|Affiliation||Armenian Apostolic Church|
|Architectural type||Domed single-nave church|
|Completed||6th or 7th century|
The church is a domed single-nave basilica type completed in the 6th or 7th century. Presently, the only surviving parts of the church are most of the north wall, part of the south wall with one of the four impost arches of the dome, and some traces of the vaulting. The cupola and ceiling vaults, drum, and dome have since collapsed.
The church is noteworthy for its relief sculpture. Around the window casings, vegetal and geometric patterns may be found. Some restoration work had been done to the church in 1940.
- Kiesling, Brady (2005), Rediscovering Armenia: Guide, Yerevan, Armenia: Matit Graphic Design Studio
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