Alhambra, Patio de los Leones

T01225 = data164/A233
data164/A233
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An extremely common repeating pattern in western Islam, and the basic repeat becomes incorporated as an element of numerous larger compositions. In the Alhambra, the pattern occurs on wooden doors in the north-east corner of the Patio de los Leones.

Geometry

References

Publications referenced:
  1. Fig 473 (Marrakesh, Morocc0. Leather binding, British Library) from [etting] (1256AD, 653AH)
  2. Photo by David Wade: SPA 0424x (Alhambra, Patio de los Leones, Spain) from [wadei] (1370-6AD, 771-7AH)
  3. 308:91-1866 (Toledo, Spain. Tin-glazed earthenware) from [vami] (15th century AD)
  4. Fig 11.9a from [ww]
  5. Page 17 (Batha Museum, Fez, Morocco. Ceramic dish) from [castera]
  6. Page 233 from [abas]
  7. Page 25 (Morocco. Background to Quran) from [carey]

Photographs

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