Gavit (in Armenian: Կավիտ ) is a kind of Narthex (the Narthex is the entry of the church) which one exclusively finds in the Armenian Architecture. It is often coupled in the east of a church in a monastery. It was used also sometimes for meetings.
From 10th and 11th centuries, a new type of building appears, it is the gavit . The first were found in the south of the Arménie, in the area of Syunik'. We can call it first style . Their type of construction will change towards 12th and 14th centuries: it will become complex; we can find it at the monasteries of Saghmosavank, Haritchavank or even of Hovhannavank. We will pourons to call it: second style . This one will change towards the end of the 13th century, this last that we will call third style finds at the monasteries of Gandzasar for example, or even of Haghpat, Aratès, etc… The construction of Gavits stopped gradually with the end of the Moyen-âge.
As you could notice it, there exist apparently evolutions of the styles of gavit . They are different by their refinements and their dates from construction.
The first style of gavit that we know composes in the form of Salle S oblong with the vaults supported by arc S doubles. We can find a erdik in the center. A erdik is a kind of skylight for the Lumière. This form goes disaparaître, with the profit of a room square to four columns with a cover divided in nine sections with a Coupole in the center. Lastly, the last visible evolution is composed of a gavit without columns and with a cover with cross arcs.
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