Author(s) : Bogdanović Jelena (4/3/2008)
For citation: Bogdanović Jelena , "Hagia Eirene", 2008,Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, ConstantinopleURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=10895>
The church of Hagia Eirene (Peace) is an important example of Byzantine religious and imperial architecture. This domed basilica is the second biggest Constantinopolitan church, still extant. Built to the north of Hagia Sophia after the Nika riots of 532 and rebuilt after 740, Hagia Eirene is today located in the first courtyard of Topkapi Palace, Istanbul. The monumental cross in the apse remains a unique evidence of Iconoclastic art.
North of Hagia Sophia, first courtyard of Topkapi Palace
330's; rebuilt after 532; rebuilt after 740
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