Midterm - The Great Mosque of Samarra

Midterm - The Great Mosque of Samarra - -Roof – Flat...

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The Great Mosque of Samarra – Iraq (near Baghdad) The Great Mosque of al-Mutawakkil - Mid-ninth century – al-Mutawakkil contstructed the mosque upon his succession to the Abbasid caliphate. - Outer wall remains, little of the interior remains. - Materials – encompassed by an outer baked brick wall supported by a total of 44 semi-circular towers. - Materials – Stucco panels on the dato level (that lower part of the wall for the purpose of protection and visual enlivenment). - Minaret – Influenced by a specific type of Mesopatamian ziggurat
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Unformatted text preview: -Roof – Flat, wooden-Decorative touches – Like Damascus, extensively decorated with glass mosaic and marble panels.-Malwiya – spiral tower and European ziggurats (which way does the relationship go?)-Samarra becomes a palace city with race courses, gardens, zoos, and other important amenities of an urban environment, reserved for the use of the royal household.-Imact – Even by their rivals (the Umayyads of Spain), Samarra is picked up as a model of ambition.-Influence – More influenced by Persians-...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course AAPTIS 285 taught by Professor Babaie during the Winter '08 term at University of Michigan.

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