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Detail of kufic script and vegetal motifs in tesserae (glass mosaic with gold or coloured backing), in the dome above the maqsura, a richly decorated ribbed vault with small dome in front of the mihrab, redecorated under Al-Hakam II in 961, in the Cathedral-Great Mosque of Cordoba, in Cordoba, Andalusia, Southern Spain. The ceiling is decorated with kufic script, floral motifs, and a sunburst radiating from a tiny central star, with light coming from 8 latticed side windows. The first church...
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