Short Title

B49.242 Stalactites

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Creator

Denis Baly

Creation Date

1963

Image ID

B49.242

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Article

Geographic Reference

Granada, Spain

Description

242- Muqarnas or stalactite vaulting in the Mocarabes court leading into the Court of the Lions. The ceiling of this hall was blown up in 1590 when the French were using it as a storage room for gunpowder. The word ‘mocarabes’ refers to the kind of muqarnas/stalactite vaulting applied especially in al-Andalus. For a general account of the Alhambra, see slide B49.185.

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Granada, Spain

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