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Unformatted text preview: act of devotion. -In the Islamic world, the first prayer is before the sunrise and the last one is before the sunset. In Christianity, the lights are kept on the alter, in Islam, they are kept outside and throughout. -Mukarnus – kinda like the apse that is found in a roman catholic church. -In God, the compassionate and merciful. -Sajjedha – the carpet in which you put your head to the floor. The Taj Mahal is covered in inscriptions and colorful flowers. This is a metaphor of paradise on earth. All intended to invoke the paradise tha tbelievers might occupy. The bird of paradise is the peacock! The dome that you see in the medallion of the carpet is what you see in the....
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course ART HISTOR 100 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '09 term at UMass (Amherst).
- Fall '09