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Creator

Denis Baly

Creation Date

1963

Description

206- Stucco work gracing the capitals and spandrels of a seven-arched portico in the Court of the Myrtles in the Comares palace. The courtyard was one of the most important architectural features of Islamic houses, and the same is true for this palace. A shallow pool of water runs the length of the courtyard, flanked by myrtle bushes (hence the name “Court of the Myrtles”). Adjoining the courtyard are a number of rooms which functioned as the rooms of the King’s wives. At the ends are elaborate seven-arched porticoes, one of which is the subject of this slide. For a general account of the Alhambra, see slide B49.185. - SK

Geographic Reference

Granada, Spain

Keywords

Granada, Spain

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