Name of text: description
Author of text: Dimashki
Date of text: c. 1300
Date of person in text: 1256-1327
Name of structure in text: Umayyad Mosque/Great Mosque of Damascus
Type of structure in text: mosque
Date of structure in text 8th century
Century of structure 1: 8 AD
Century of structure 2:
Country in text: Syria
Region in text:
City in text: Damascus
Specific place of mosaic in text: above the marble lining the walls
Description of mosaic in text:

The walls of the Mosque are faced with marble after the most exquisite manner ever seen, and above are mosaics in coloured glass and gold and silver.  

Mosaic date in text: 8 AD
Tesserae silver mentioned in text? Yes
Tesserae gold mentioned in text? Yes
Colour descriptions in text:
Bibliography: Le Strange, Guy, trans., Palestine under the Moslems (London: Alexander P. Watt, 1890), A Description of Syria and the Holy Land from AD 650 to 1500, translated from the works of the Mediaeval Arab Geographers, p. 265

Le Strange uses text printed in Petersburg (1866) by M. A. F. Mehren


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