Alhambra, Sala de los Reyes

T00231 = data8/PG365
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Incised stucco on the upper surfaces of the walls in the north and south end chambers of the Sala de los Reyes. Only the bare lines of the pattern are drawn, and the patterns seem to have been laid out on an underlying grid of squares. Evidence of this is the fact that the khatems are drawn with alternating larger and smaller points, although in some cases attempts have been made to disguise this by freehand adjustments.



Publications referenced:
  1. Page 33 (Alhambra, Lion Courtyard (incorrect). No colouring) of Robert Field. Geometric Patterns from Islamic Art and Architecture, Tarquin Publications, 1998. ISBN 189961822. [field4]
  2. Page 365 (Redrawn to display shapes better) 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.}
  3. Photo by David Wade: SPA 0405x (Alhambra, Sala de los Reyes) of David Wade. Website:, UK, 2015. [wadei] {Website}


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