A Chronicle of Damascus 1389-97

Name of text: A Chronicle of Damascus 1389-97
Author of text: Ibn Sasra
Date of text: 1397-99
Date of person in text: Fourteenth century
Name of structure in text: Umayyad Mosque/Great Mosque of Damascus
Type of structure in text: mosque
Date of structure in text Eighth century
Century of structure 1: 8 AD
Century of structure 2: 8 AD
Country in text: Syria
Region in text:
City in text: Damascus
Specific place of mosaic in text: Southern wall of the mosque
Description of mosaic in text:

It [the gold karma - vine] was inlaid with jewels; sapphires, pearls, coral, carnelian, and all sorts of gems which were in the vine above the mihrab. This however was taken out when [the mosque] burned and fell into ruin.  This was replaced with the glass mosaic and other things which are there today.
He puts the cost of the vine at 50,000 dinars, approx. 1/20th of the construction of the whole mosque.

Mosaic date in text: 8 AD
Tesserae silver mentioned in text?
Tesserae gold mentioned in text?
Colour descriptions in text:

Ibn Sasra, Muhammad ibn Muhammad, A Chronicle of Damascus 1389-97, fols 120b-121a,  trans. by William M. Brinner, 2 vols (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1963) , quoted in Finbarr Barry Flood, The Great Mosque of Damascus: Studies on the Makings of an Umayyad Visual Culture (Leiden: Brill, 2001), p. 58

Comments: Presumably after the fire of 1069.

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