Book of Lands

Name of text: Book of Lands
Author of text: Yaqubi
Date of text: 9th century
Date of person in text: d. 897-8
Name of structure in text: Medina Mosque
Type of structure in text: Mosque
Date of structure in text 707-9
Century of structure 1: 8 AD
Century of structure 2: 9 AD
Country in text: Saudi Arabia
Region in text:
City in text: Medina
Specific place of mosaic in text:
Description of mosaic in text: Byzantine emperor  sent 100,000 mithquals [1 = 4.25g] of gold, a number of workmen and 40 loads of mosaics for restoration.
Mosaic date in text: 9 AD
Tesserae silver mentioned in text? No
Tesserae gold mentioned in text? No
Colour descriptions in text:
Bibliography: Ahmad al Ya’qubi, Histoire, ed by M. Th. Houtsma (Leiden: 1883), vol. 1, p. 340, lines 5-9, quoted by Margurite van Berchem, in ‘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. 126

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