Unformatted text preview: -More Square than Samarra – local influence-Central dome – added later, marks placement of mihrab, increasingly becomingceremoniously heightened-Purpose – build new congregational mosque-Condition – very well preserved, HUGE.-Represents the “mixed media” approach.-Minbar – taking shape as a major piece of furniture within the mosque-Stucco – carved stucco patterns and panels that covered all the walls and buildings in Samarra. Not carved marble (which is a Mediterranean tradition). The stucco is a link or bridge to greater Iran....
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- Mosque, Ibn Tulun, mosque of Samarra, new congregational mosque, earlier Egyptian mosques