Alhambra, Mexuar Patio

T00355 = data13/F16
data13/F16
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Bronze doors on the south side of the Mexuar Patio. This p4g pattern with elongate hexagons and 4-stars is fairly widespread in the Islamic world, from India to the far west, either in the form shown here or in a number of variations. The stars may be regular, with eight equal sides, or with alternating longer and shorter sides. Related patterns are Alhambra, Torre de las Infantas and Alhambra, Salon de Comares. No colour in the original.

Geometry

References

Publications referenced:
  1. Figure 16 and Plate 5 (Taj Mahal, Agra, India) from [elsaid]
  2. Internet photo 256 (Bottom left: minbar woodwork details 12thc) from [d-avennes]
  3. Page 331 from [abas]
  4. Page 38 (Cathedral, Seville, Spain. The massive bronze door) from [field4]
  5. Photo by David Wade: SPA 1735x (Alhambra, Granada, Spain) from [wadei]
  6. Similar to Figure I.3 (e) from [gands]

Photographs

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