Art of Islam by Carel J. Du Ky

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London. The inscription is Kiilic of a distich b\ Muhammad ibn Bashir: "Dothough the scekini; is long. ARCHITECTURAL ORNAMENTATION With the use of burned brick as building technique had already been long had sufficient known and the introduction of stucco decoration. Tlie stucco frequently applied in the Sassanian period, so the 'Abbasids by their motifs and partly by in Mshatta, while some measure from the first. its In origin it, must be sought naturalism is tionalized plant motifs, with the scroll-like stems omitted.

This palace, inverted triangles containing was presented by Sultan 'Abd iil-Hamid Museums. Good evidence Berlin State One and stucco. The limestone facade of upright and this frieze seen in the pillars of the inner court were found stucco sculptures Hisham, who was An and may be seen today decoration form of decoration. The decorators of the palaces the ornamental use of stone, brickwork, sumptuously adorned with a zigzag and acanthus Kaiser Wilhelm stucco in left their in Khirbat al-Mafjar. In II to of mastery in this same palace of these statues probably represents Caliph that honor having been left to al-Walid II.

The limestone facade of upright and this frieze seen in the pillars of the inner court were found stucco sculptures Hisham, who was An and may be seen today decoration form of decoration. The decorators of the palaces the ornamental use of stone, brickwork, sumptuously adorned with a zigzag and acanthus Kaiser Wilhelm stucco in left their in Khirbat al-Mafjar. In II to of mastery in this same palace of these statues probably represents Caliph that honor having been left to al-Walid II. 31 in one of the streets of Lebanon, an Umayyad city clearly built under Roman in- Arches \njar, fluences UMAYYAD ARTS AND CRAFTS was already leading an independent existence and skilled in both religious and secular work.

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