Doorway of al-Hakan II; Circa 961 AD; Western Façade; Great Mosque, Cordoba, Andalusia, Spain; The frieze with interlaced arches supported upon small marble columns, alternates designs of vine leaves and swastikas crosses; The perforated capitals are reminiscent of Byzantine art; They support strong imposts which in turn absorb the downward thrust of the overhanging arches. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Doorway of al-Hakan II; Circa 961 AD; Western Façade; Great Mosque, Cordoba, Andalusia, Spain; The frieze with interlaced arches supported upon small marble columns, alternates designs of vine leaves and swastikas crosses; The perforated capitals are reminiscent of Byzantine art; They support strong imposts which in turn absorb the downward thrust of the overhanging arches. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Moorish
Islamic
Muslim
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al-Andalus
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Córdoban
Córdoba
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Mosque
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horseshoe
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Vine leaf
Swastika cross
Byzantine art
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