Alhambra, Mexuar Patio
(Click on image for high-quality PDF version)
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.
- The symmetry group of the tiling is 4*2 (p4g).
- All the internal angles of the constituent polygons are a multiple of 45°.
- Contains two regular four-pointed star polygons with vertex angle of 45°.
- There is one non-regular reflective tile.
- The tiling satisfies the two-colour condition.
- The tiling is not edge-to-edge.
- As drawn, contains about 48 polygons.
- Figure 16 and Plate 5 (Taj Mahal, Agra, India) from [elsaid]
- Internet photo 256 (Bottom left: minbar woodwork details 12thc) from [d-avennes]
- Page 331 from [abas]
- Page 38 (Cathedral, Seville, Spain. The massive bronze door) from [field4]
- Photo by David Wade: SPA 1735x (Alhambra, Granada, Spain) from [wadei]
- Similar to Figure I.3 (e) from [gands]