Alhambra, Salon de Comares

T01026 = data150/F218
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The graphic corresponds to high stucco panels in window alcoves of the Torre de la Cautiva at the Alhambra, in which the areas between the interlacing bands are elaborately carved and painted. Essentially the same element occurs (in black and white) in the Salon de Comares as part of the pattern of ceramic mosaic on the frame jambs of the double arched window in the central, or throne alcove in the north wall. Moroccan versions of this pattern have slightly different proportions and the colours here are taken from there.



Publications referenced:
  1. Page 416, Figure 218 (16) (Alhambra, Salon de Comares, Spain. Alicatado dado of the throne qubba) from [fernandez] (1350-4AD, 750-5AH)
  2. Photo by David Wade: SPA 0315 (Alhambra, Salon de Comares, Spain) from [wadei] (1350-4AD, 750-5AH)
  3. Photo by David Wade: SPA 0712 (Alhambra, Salon de Comares, Spain) from [wadei] (1350-4AD, 750-5AH)
  4. Page 25 (Alhambra, Torre de la Cautiva, Spain) from [cahier] (1354-62AD, 755-63AH)
  5. Vol 1, Page 411 left (Royal Palace, Marrakesh, Morocco. Mhenshiya) from [paccard]
  6. Volume 1, page 198, bottom left (Proportions slightly different) from [paccard]