Prairies d'or

Name of text: Prairies d'or
Author of text: Al-Masoudi
Date of text: 947
Date of person in text: 896-956
Name of structure in text: Kaaba, see also Al-Qalis church, Sanaa
Type of structure in text: shrine
Date of structure in text rebuilding in 684
Century of structure 1: 7 AD
Century of structure 2:
Country in text: Saudi Arabia
Region in text:
City in text: Mecca
Specific place of mosaic in text:
Description of mosaic in text: In mid sixth century, mosaics taken from a church in Sanaa, Yemen, built by Abrahah the Abyssinian, in order to decorate Kaaba
Mosaic date in text: 7 AD
Tesserae silver mentioned in text? Unknown
Tesserae gold mentioned in text? Unknown
Colour descriptions in text:
Bibliography: Al-Masoudi, Prairies d'or, Muruj al-dhahab, ed. and trans. by by Barbier de Meynard and Pavet de Courteille (Paris: 1861-77), vol. 5, pp. 192-3

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