History of Africa and Spain

Name of text: History of Africa and Spain
Author of text: Ibn Idhari [lived in Marrakech]
Date of text: 1312
Date of person in text:
Name of structure in text: Great Mosque, Cordoba
Type of structure in text: mosque
Date of structure in text renovation in 961
Century of structure 1: 10 AD
Century of structure 2:
Country in text: Spain
Region in text: Andalucia
City in text: Cordoba
Specific place of mosaic in text:
Description of mosaic in text: 320 quintars [1 quintar = 226 kg] of mosaics, a gift to Caliph al-Hakam from the king of Rum.
Mosaic date in text: 10 AD
Tesserae silver mentioned in text? No
Tesserae gold mentioned in text? No
Colour descriptions in text:

Ibn Idhari, Histoire de l’Afrique et de l’Espagne (Leiden: R. Dozy, 1848-51), vol 2, p. 253 quoted in Marguerite van Berchem, ‘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. 133

Comments: Author describes how a specialist accompanied the consignment, and taught the local slaves his craft.

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