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Item Details
Public
Available to everyone
Culture
Islamic
Title
El Alhambra: Court of Lions
Work Type
Architectural Interior; photographs
Location
Spain, Granada
Material
black and white photography
Measurements
16.8 x 23.3 cm
Description
After completing the Palacio de Comares, Muhammad V built the Riyād Palace (known since the Reconquest as the Palacio de los Leones). Constructed on sloping land in the palace garden (riyād means 'garden'), the site was first made level on the north side by the construction of basement vaults. The entrance from the street at the south-west corner of the palace led to two guard rooms arranged in elbow bend (one survives) and thence to the cruciform Patio de los Leones at the heart of the palace, which has a central fountain with twelve contemporary stylized standing lions, carved in white marble to fit exactly the proportions of the patio; the lions support a polygonal basin inscribed with a poem by Ibn Zamrak, a pupil of Ibn al-Khatīb.Grove Dictionary of Art
Repository
Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.) Art & Architecture Library
Source
Volume 01: Africa/Sicily Page 5
Variant Title
Patio de los Leones, Riyad Palace
Image Materials/Technique
albumen paper
Inscription
on album page, lower left, in black ink: Court of Lions, The Alhambra Granada
Rights
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1341103.fpx
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