Alhambra, Salon de Comares
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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.
- The symmetry group of the tiling is *442 (p4m).
- All the internal angles of the constituent polygons are a multiple of 22.5°.
- Contains two regular 8-pointed star polygons with vertex angle of 90°.
- There are 6 non-regular reflective tiles (including one kite).
- The tiling satisfies the interlace condition and has no finite interlace and one infinite interlace with straight cross-overs.
- The tiling is edge-to-edge.
- As drawn, contains about 139 polygons.
- Page 416, Figure 218 (16) (Alhambra, Salon de Comares, Spain. Alicatado dado of the throne qubba) from [fernandez] (1350-4AD, 750-5AH)
- Photo by David Wade: SPA 0315 (Alhambra, Salon de Comares, Spain) from [wadei] (1350-4AD, 750-5AH)
- Photo by David Wade: SPA 0712 (Alhambra, Salon de Comares, Spain) from [wadei] (1350-4AD, 750-5AH)
- Page 25 (Alhambra, Torre de la Cautiva, Spain) from [cahier] (1354-62AD, 755-63AH)
- Vol 1, Page 411 left (Royal Palace, Marrakesh, Morocco. Mhenshiya) from [paccard]
- Volume 1, page 198, bottom left (Proportions slightly different) from [paccard]