Wall mosaic, Kairouan, Tunisia
data21/P83
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Geometry
- The symmetry group of the tiling is *632 (p6m).
- All the internal angles of the constituent polygons are a multiple of 7.5°.
- Contains one regular three-pointed star polygon with vertex angle of 135°.
- Contains one regular octagon.
- Contains one regular 6-pointed star polygon with vertex angle of 60°.
- There are two non-regular reflective tiles.
- The tiling satisfies the interlace condition and has one finite interlace and no infinite interlace with straight cross-overs.
- The tiling is edge-to-edge.
- As drawn, contains about 95 polygons.
References
Publications referenced:
- Page 83 (Construction specified in book is incorrect) of David Wade. Pattern in Islamic Art, Studio Vista, 1976. ISBN 028970719. [wade] {Some beautiful coloured patterns, but source not given.}
- Photo 190 (From Internet site, uses these colours) of Prisse d'Avennes. Arabic Art in Color, Dover, 1877. ISBN 048623658. [d-avennes] {Contains 25 geometric patterns in colour, and gives the source in most cases more on the Internet.} Fuller version available on Internet.
- Plate 53 (Wall mosaic, Kairouan, Tunisia) of J Collin. Étude pratique de la décoration polygonale arabe, Paris, 1911. ISBN . [collin] {}
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