Alhambra, Mexuar patio

T00472 = data18/W85
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One of the earliest and most widespread of Islamic star patterns, from the 11th century onwards, and from Morocco to India, in various media. It has given rise to numerous variations. Colour of this graphic is from Turkey.



Publications referenced:
  1. Figure 10 (Eastern tomb tower, Kharraqan, Iran) from [lee] (1067-8AD, 458-9AH)
  2. Page 102 (Turkish enamel work, colour in original) from [singer] (12th century AD)
  3. Photo by David Wade: SPA 1914 (Alhambra, Mexuar patio, Spain) from [wadei] (1232-1417AD, 629-820AH)
  4. Page 79 (Salar and Sangar al-Gawli, Cairo, Egypt) from [okane2] (1279AD, 677AH)
  5. Bagdad Koran (Topkapi Palace Library, EH 762, fol 412.) from [pc] (1302-8AD, 701-7AH)
  6. Photo by David Wade: EGY 1111 (Qalawun, Cairo, Egypt. Beautiful colouring) from [wadei] (1303-4AD, 702-3AH)
  7. Page 243, Fig. 108a (Uljaytu mausoleum, Sultaniya, Iran) from [bonner] (1305-13AD, 704-12AH)
  8. Fig 14.5c from [ww]
  9. Flickr photo (Kok Gumbaz Mosque and Dorut Tilyovat Complex, Shakhrisabz, Central Asia) from [pc]
  10. Internet photo (Saadian Tombs, Marrakesh, Morocco) from [pc]
  11. Page 30 from [cahier]
  12. Page 52 (Friday Mosque, Herat, Afghanistan, Central Asia) from [broug]
  13. Page 62, top left (Alhambra, Mexuar patio, Spain. Vestibule behind the East door of the south wall) from [field4]
  14. Page 85 from [wade]
  15. Photo by Ayman Soliman (Qalawun, Cairo, Egypt) from [pc]
  16. Photo from M Sakkal (Junblat House, Aleppo, Syria, Roundel) from [pc]
  17. Vol 2, page 193 (The Sttiniya, Marrakesh, Morocco) from [paccard]


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