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of the exceptional Jameh Mosque in Isfahan - another great example of the old style of tile work where every colour is a different tile or a tile inlay. later, multicoloured tiles replaced this time-consuming technique.

Cordoba, Spain, 1137. Almorovid period.

Minbar,(detail of pulpit) formerly in the Kutubiyya mosque Cordoba, Spain, Almoravid period. Detail of the marquetry on the sides of the minbar. Cedar, ebony and ivory m