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Vocabulary - Vocabulary lustre lusterware type of pottery...

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Vocabulary lustre, lusterware – type of pottery with a metallic glaze that gives the effect of iridescence (property of certain surfaces which appears to change color as the angle of the view changes) The qibla wall and mihrab in Qayrawan are decorated with the lustreware kufic – Oldest calligraphic form of the various Arabic scripts. Manuscript pages • leaf from an ‘Abbasid Qur‘an, Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Calligraphy – Ink and Gold on parchment, not sure if it is from Iraq or North Africa, Leaf from Koran The Umayyads of al-Andalus 711 - 1031 Great Mosque of Cordoba – 786
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Originally the sight of a Christian church, Hypostyle prayer hall with columns and arches, first mihrab that has its own entire chamber, green/gold mosaics like 300 years ago in the Dome of the Rock, has maqsura for royalty, red and white voussoirs in arches, double arches to raise the ceilings, polylobed arches Reception hall (aka “Salon Rico”), Madinat al-Zahra’ 936 – 940
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