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Church of the Priest Wa’il

The presbyterium is decorated with a composition of intersecting and adjacent octagons which form squares and oblong hexagons in the curve of the apse. The area of the chancel protruding into the nave is decorated with a rectangular panel enclosed with an undulating polychrome ribbon. Three cows of the zebu species, two on the north side and one on the south, face a thick clump of acanthus leaves in the center from which spring vine shoots with grapes and tendrils which encircle the beasts.
(From: Michele Piccirillo, page 242)

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