Minbar of the al-Aqsa Mosque
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Geometry
- The symmetry group of the tiling is *442 (p4m).
- All the internal angles of the constituent polygons are a multiple of 45°.
- Contains one square.
- Contains one regular 8-pointed star polygon with vertex angle of 45°.
- There are three non-regular reflective tiles.
- The tiling satisfies the interlace condition and has two finite interlaces and no infinite interlace with straight cross-overs.
- The tiling is edge-to-edge.
- As drawn, contains about 123 polygons.
References
Publications referenced:
- Page 260, Fig. 129c (Western mausoleum, Chisht, Afghanistan, Central Asia) of Jay Bonner. Islamic Geometric Patterns, Springer, 2016. ISBN 978144190216. [bonner] {Largest Islamic tile collection in print}(1167AD, 562AH)
- Figures 46 and 64 (Minaret of Jam, Afghanistan, Central Asia) of Janine Sourdel-Thomine. Le Minarte Ghouride de Jam, Paris, 2004. ISBN 287754150. [sourdel] {p174}(1190AD, 585AH)
- Page 147 (Minbar of the al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem. Design of restored minbar, no colour in original) of Lynette Singer (Ed). The minbar of Saladin : reconstructing ..., Thames & Hudson, 2008. ISBN 050023843. [singer] {many colour plates}
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