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10:49am July 6, 2012
historiated:

Polylobed arches of the maqsura (maksoureh) screens (and part of the mihrab entrance on the left) from the Great Mosque of Cordoba, Spain, c. 965. Source.
“The maqsura… [is] the area directly in front of the prayer niche [mihrab] reserved for the caliph and his royal entourage. The maqsura includes three domed bays covered, like the dome of the mihrab, with precious mosaics of gold and lapis lazuli, and decorated with abstract geometric patterns, vegetal forms, and sacred inscriptions from the Qur’an.” (Snyder, Art of the Middle Ages, 237)

historiated:

Polylobed arches of the maqsura (maksoureh) screens (and part of the mihrab entrance on the left) from the Great Mosque of Cordoba, Spain, c. 965. Source.

“The maqsura… [is] the area directly in front of the prayer niche [mihrab] reserved for the caliph and his royal entourage. The maqsura includes three domed bays covered, like the dome of the mihrab, with precious mosaics of gold and lapis lazuli, and decorated with abstract geometric patterns, vegetal forms, and sacred inscriptions from the Qur’an.” (Snyder, Art of the Middle Ages, 237)

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