Alhambra, Salon de Comares

T01518 = data177/C126
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The graphic reduces the colours to two. The original colours in East and West walls of Salon de Comares are white, black, blue and green in concentric rectangles, with honey-brown round the borders. The same pattern occurs, as wooden ceilings, in the east and west alcoves of the Sala de los Abencerrajes. It also occurs as window grilles in the Hall of the Ambassadors, the Alcazar, Seville. A similar pattern, with slightly different proportions occurs on the bronze doors on the south side of the Patio del Mexuar.



Publications referenced:
  1. Photo by David Wade: SPA 0203 (Alhambra, Salon de Comares, Spain) of David Wade. Website:, UK, 2015. [wadei] {Website}(1333-54AD, 733-55AH)
  2. Page 126 (Alhambra, Salon de Comares, Spain. Window grille) of Keith Critchlow. Islamic Patterns - An Analytical and Cosmological Approach, Thames and Hudson, 1976. ISBN 050027071. [critchlow] {Gives about 6 patterns not found in Bourgoin.}
  3. Page 300 of S J Abas and A S Salman. Symmetries of Islamic Geometrical Patterns, World Scientific, 1995. ISBN 981021704. [abas] {Very many patterns in black and white, no sources given.}