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Unformatted text preview: Tulunids (868-905): a semi-independent principality that was founded by Ahmad ibn Tulun (an Abbasid governor) in parts of Egypt and Syria. Samarra Style Stucco Decoration: Style A: vine-leaf and vegetal ornament bearing some resemblance to Byzantine models. Style B: vegetal ornament with more abstraction than style A, such as no stalks from which the leaves grow, etc. Style C: molded pattern, very abstract with almost no recognizable representational forms. Patterns are normally inscribed within borders. Main Features of Aghlabid and Later North African Mosques Hypostyle plan with arcaded porticos on the three sides of the courtyard T-shaped plan of prayer hall (axial nave and transverse arcade in front of the main mihrab, with aisles perpendicular to the qibla wall Dome above the mihrab Square-based tower as minaret ARTH 247 September 22, 2009...
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This note was uploaded on 06/15/2010 for the course ART 247 taught by Professor Tohme during the Fall '09 term at Wellesley College.
- Fall '09