Tkhoti Church of St. Nino
|Location:||Agaiani, Kaspi Municipality|
|Place:||Georgia, Shida Kartli|
|Type:||Domeless Church, Hall church|
|Renovation/Reconstruction:||9th-10th cc., 16th c.|
|Layers of the Murals:||One layer|
The croix-libre type domed church built in the seventh-eighth centuries was transformed into a hall-type structure in the tenth – eleventh centuries.
Two lapidary and fresco asomtavruli inscriptions dated to the tenth-eleventh centuries are preserved on the façade and in the interior of the church. In the east corner of the south façade the inscription reads: (Ⴜ(ႫႨႣႠ)Ⴢ Ⴂ(ႨႭႰႢ)Ⴈ | Ⴘ Ⴅ Ⴇ | ႢႨ ႸႤ – St. George, have mercy on She(?) t(?)); in the interior the painted inscription Ⴀ ႲႴႨႪ is executed on the jamb of the chancel window. They are incomplete and do not contain any direct account about construction, renovation or painting of the church.