The Travels of Ibn Jubayr

Name of text: The Travels of Ibn Jubayr
Author of text: Ibn Jubayr
Date of text: August-September, 1183
Date of person in text: 1145-1217
Name of structure in text: Hijr, The
Type of structure in text: Sacred enclosure
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Country in text: Saudi Arabia
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City in text: Mecca
Specific place of mosaic in text: Walls
Description of mosaic in text:

This place, I mean the surroundings of the wall [of the Kaaba, underneath the Mizab, waterspout], is all tessellated marble, wonderfully joined […] with bands of gilded copper worked into its surface like a chess-board, being interlaced with each other and with the shape of mihrabs. When the sun strikes them, such light and brightness shine from them that the beholder conceives them to be gold, dazzling the eyes with their rays.

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Tesserae silver mentioned in text? No
Tesserae gold mentioned in text? Yes
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Bibliography: The Travels of Ibn Jubayr, ed. and trans. by Roland Broadhurst (London: Goodword Books, 1952, repr. 2011), p. 82
Comments: This area adjoins the Kaaba in the Sacred Mosque at Mecca

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