Alhambra, Patio de los Arrayanes
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These patterns occur in the two side alcoves, east and west, at the north end of the Patio de los Arrayanes, three mosaic panels in each alcove. Six colours are used for the tiles - white, black, blue, green, brown and purple, in complex colour patterns. In some panels the colours are arranged in lozenge-shaped areas, in others in oblique multicoloured stripes. The graphic uses only three colours and does not attempt to show any of the true colour patterns. A similar curvilinear pattern occurs, without the small hexagons or 6-stars, as a mosaic dado round the back of the smaller, east bench recess in the rest room of the Royal Baths. See also Paccard, Vol1, page 181.
- The symmetry group of the tiling is 333 (p3).
- All the internal angles of the constituent polygons are a multiple of 7.5°.
- Contains one regular hexagon.
- Contains one regular 6-pointed star polygon with vertex angle of 60°.
- There are no non-regular reflective pairs and two tiles with no mirror image.
- The tiling satisfies the two-colour condition.
- The tiling is not edge-to-edge.
- As drawn, contains about 252 polygons.
- Page 48, left hand pattern (Alhambra, Patio de los Arrayanes, Spain) from [degeorge2] (1354-62AD, 755-63AH)
- Photo by David Wade: SPA 0108/0207 (Alhambra, Patio de los Arrayanes, Spain) from [wadei] (1354-62AD, 755-63AH)
- Fig A.7 from [ww]
- Plate 3 (d) from [abas]