Detail of a cursive Kufic koranic inscription in carved stucco with zellige tiles below, in the central courtyard of the Al-Attarine Madrasa, a religious school built 1323-25 by the Marinid Sultan Uthman II Abu Said, who ruled 1310-31, in the medina of Fes, Fes-Boulemane, Northern Morocco. This courtyard has a central marble fountain, a zellige tiled floor and lower walls and intricate carved stucco and wooden walls with horseshoe arches and pillars. Cursive Kufic script is included in the tilework and stucco. The medina of Fes was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Detail of a cursive Kufic koranic inscription in carved stucco with zellige tiles below, in the central courtyard of the Al-Attarine Madrasa, a religious school built 1323-25 by the Marinid Sultan Uthman II Abu Said, who ruled 1310-31, in the medina of Fes, Fes-Boulemane, Northern Morocco. This courtyard has a central marble fountain, a zellige tiled floor and lower walls and intricate carved stucco and wooden walls with horseshoe arches and pillars. Cursive Kufic script is included in the...
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