Bourgoin, Plate 171

T00526 = data21/P54
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One of the most common, widespread and representative of all Islamic star patterns, 11th century or earlier onwards. A few examples occur in the Alhambra - a blind window grille on the otherwise blank south wall of the Mexuar Oratory; the wooden undersides of two support beams at the northern end of the Sala del Mexuar; and three window grilles in the Sala de los Ajimeces, above the entrance into the Sala de las Dos Hermanas. In the Generalife the pattern occurs as carved stucco on the walls of the mirador in the north pavilion. Fairly common throughout Moorish Spain.



Publications referenced:
  1. Photo 155 (Ghaznavid arch, Qala-i-e-Bust, Afghanistan, Central Asia) from [pope] (1149AD, 543AH)
  2. Fig 9 (a) (Gulustan Mausoleum, Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan, Central Asia) from [cromwell4] (1200AD, 596AH)
  3. Fig 360 (Tokat, Turkey) from [hill] (1295AD, 694AH)
  4. Figure 1(b) (Alhambra, Sala de la Barca, Spain. Openwork window) from [makov] (1354-62AD, 755-63AH)
  5. Photo by katya Nosyreva (Mir-i-Arab Madrasah, Bukhara, Central Asia. Door) from [pc] (1535-6AD, 941-2AH)
  6. Page 132, Fig 5.16 (Fatehpur Sikri, Salim Chishti's Tomb, India. Pierced marble window) from [broug2] (1571-80AD, 978-88AH)
  7. Part 4, Plate LXXIV (Fatehpur Sikri, Friday Mosque, India. Inlaid marble on the side walls of the embowed entrance to the Baland Darwaza) from [smith2] (1571AD, 978AH)
  8. Photo by David Wade: IND 0333 (Agra Fort, India) from [wadei] (1573AD, 980AH)
  9. Photo by David Wade: IND 0704 (Akbar's mausoleum, Sikandra, India) from [wadei] (1613AD, 1022AH)
  10. Page 48, opp (Sheki, Khans Palace, Central Asia. Stained glass window) from [gink] (1797AD, 1212AH)
  11. Page 320 (Abu'l-Abbas al-Mursi, Alexandria, Egypt. ceiling) from [okane2] (1929-45AD, 1348-64AH)
  12. 886-1884 (Cairo, Egypt. Pair of doors) from [vami]
  13. E.3769-1938 (Cairo, Egypt. Sketchbook by James Wild) from [vami]
  14. Fickr photo (Kalyan Mosque, Bukhara, Central Asia. Po-i-Kalyan) from [pc]
  15. Fig 12.11b from [ww]
  16. Figure 84 of Volume 3 (Qavam Hosseiniyeh, Shiraz, Iran) from [iran]
  17. Flickr photo (Santa Maria la Blanca, Toledo, Spain. Door detail,) from [pc]
  18. Internet photo (Hanging Church, Cairo, Egypt) from [pc]
  19. Page 136, Fig 5.36 (Old Friday mosque, Shiraz, Iran) from [broug2]
  20. Page 54 from [wade]
  21. Photo by David Wade: EGY 0308x (Ahmad Ibn Tulun, Cairo, Egypt) from [wadei]
  22. Photo by David Wade: IRA 2418 (Imam Mosque, Kerman, Iran) from [wadei]
  23. Photo by David Wade: SYR 0126 (Great Mosque, Damascus, Syria) from [wadei]
  24. Photo by David Wade: TRA 0205 (Shah-i-Zinda, Samarkand, Central Asia) from [wadei]
  25. Photo from Alamy (Sabanci Merkiz Mosque, Adana, Turkey) from [pc]
  26. Plate 171 from [bourgoin]
  27. Table 2, (3) (Evdir Han, Turkey) from [erdmann]
  28. Vol II (Chehel Sotoun Palace, Isfahan, Iran. Safavid) from [booth]
  29. photo by Brian McMorrow (Bakhautdin Naqsband Mausoleum, Central Asia) from [pc]