Alhambra, Sala del Mexuar

T00462 = data18/E41
data18/E41
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The pattern concerned is part of a large ceramic mosaic dado occupying the whole of the north wall of the Sala del Mexuar each side of the entrance to the Mexuar Oratory, and the northernmost parts of the east and west walls. Continuity is interrupted on the west wall by the most northerly window opening on to the Machuca garden, and on the east wall by the exit to the Mexuar Patio.

Geometry

References

Publications referenced:
  1. Page 297, Fig 185b (Imam al-Shafi'i, Cairo, Egypt) from [bonner] (1211AD, 607AH)
  2. Photo by David Wade: SPA 1917 (Alhambra, Sala del Mexuar, Spain) from [wadei] (1232-1417AD, 629-820AH)
  3. E.1685-1912 (England. Design for ceiling decoration) from [vami]
  4. Fig 8.3 from [ww]
  5. Figure 1.7, page 20 from [abas]
  6. Page 41 (Alhambra, Sala del Mexuar, Spain. North end) from [escher]
  7. Vol 2, page 285 (Royal Palace, Fez, Morocco. Detail of door) from [paccard]
  8. Vol 2, page 288 (Royal Palace, Marrakesh, Morocco. Detail of door) from [paccard]
  9. Vol 2, page 398 (Dar Beida, Marrakesh, Morocco. Ceiling panel) from [paccard]

Photographs

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