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Photos of architectural details from the village of Ankhua

1. Limestone slab of the altar barrier from the village of Ankhua with the scene of the crucifixion of Christ. The black and white photograph, apparently taken in the Abkhazian State Museum, shows the entire composition of the slab, including the carved ornament. At the same time, split lines are visible, once they divided the monolithic slab into three parts. Currently, one of the breakaway parts of the slab, the upper left corner with a carved ornament, is lost.

2. Limestone slab of the altar barrier from the village of Ankhua with the image of St. George. The photo shows that on the left of the slab with the image of St. George there is a pedestal of the altar cross from the village of Ankhua.

3. The pedestal of the altar cross (lower part) with an inscription in the Kartlian language, Asomtavruli script. Apparently, this photograph is a snapshot of an illustration from the new and supplemented edition of the book by Archimandrite L. Kavelin “Abkhazia and the New Athos Monastery of Simon the Canaanite in it” (Moscow, 1899).

4. Limestone architectural detail with an inscription in the Kartlian language, Asomtavruli script.

Judging by the technology and circumstances, these photographs were taken in the 60s and 70s of XX century The photographs are kept in the Church-Archaeological Museum of HMA.