Muruj al-dhahab, Prairies of gold

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Muruj al-dhahab, Prairies of gold

Author of text: Al-Masoudi
Date of text: 947
Date of person in text: 896-956
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Country in text: Iraq
Region in text: Khuzestan Province
City in text: Rumiya (today Rumiat)
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Monuments and their interior walls.

Description of mosaic in text: Loads of tesserae imported from Syria.  Varied and brilliant colours, some translucent.
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Tesserae silver mentioned in text? No
Tesserae gold mentioned in text? No
Colour descriptions in text: coloured

Al-Masoudi, Prairies d'or, Muruj al-dhahab, ed. and trans. by by Barbier de Meynard and Pavet de Courteille (Paris: 1861-77), vol. 2, p. 199, ed. pub. 1914, quoted in de Lorey, Eustache, ‘Les Mosaiques de la Mosquée des Omayyades a Damas’, in Eustache de Lorey and Marguerite Gautier van Berchem, Monuments et Mémoires (Paris: Foundation Eugene Piot, 1929), p. 127


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