Itimad ad-Daula, Agra
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Geometry
- The symmetry group of the tiling is 632 (p6).
- All the internal angles of the constituent polygons are a multiple of 60°.
- Contains one regular 6-pointed star polygon with vertex angle of 60°.
- There are no non-regular reflective pairs and one tile with no mirror image.
- The tiling does not satisfy the two-colour condition.
- The tiling is edge-to-edge.
- The tiling satisfies the two-polygon condition.
- As drawn, contains about 49 polygons.
References
Publications referenced:
- Page 149 (Corner tower of tomb of Itimad ad-Daula, Agra, India, Colouring indistinct) of Umberto Scerrato. Momuments of Civilization: Islam, Cassell, London, 1976. ISBN 030429695. [scerrato] {First published in Italy in 1972}
- Page 23 (2) (This tiling has left and right-handed versions) of David Wade. Pattern in Islamic Art, Studio Vista, 1976. ISBN 028970719. [wade] {Some beautiful coloured patterns, but source not given.}
- Page 352 of S J Abas and A S Salman. Symmetries of Islamic Geometrical Patterns, World Scientific, 1993. ISBN 981021704. [abas] {Very many patterns in black and white.}
Photographs
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