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Creator

Denis Baly

Creation Date

1974

Description

83- The Giralda minaret was once over 70 meters tall, until the original top was replaced by the present Renaissance lantern in the 16th century. Vertically, the tower consists of three strips of decoration, with a central one containing windows flanked on each side by pairs of blind arches topped by elaborate net-like diamond patterns executed in brick. This open lacework design of intersecting multi-lobed arches is now known as sebka, and is an invention of the Almohads. (See previous slide.) -SK

Geographic Reference

Seville, Spain

Keywords

Seville, Spain

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