195- An elaborate façade in the court of the Mexuar (from the Arabic mashwar, meaning to consult) where administrative matters and meetings were held. This wall formed the façade of the Comares palace which was constructed under Muhammad V. The wall is an outstanding example of Islamic decoration—the whole surface is covered in elaborate stucco, faience and woodwork. The right-hand door leads to the Sultan’s private suite, while the left hand door, via a convoluted passage, leads to the Comares palace. Between the two doors was the Sultan’s throne, no longer there. For a general account of the Alhambra, please see slide B49.185.