The Travels of Ibn Jubayr

Name of text: The Travels of Ibn Jubayr
Author of text: Ibn Jubayr
Date of text: April-May 1184
Date of person in text: 1145-1217
Name of structure in text: Medina Mosque - Mosque of the Apostle of God - The Rawdah
Type of structure in text: Garden
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Country in text: Saudi Arabia
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City in text: Medina
Specific place of mosaic in text: Walls
Description of mosaic in text:

The lower half of the south wall is cased with marble, tile on tile, of varying order and colour; a splendid marquetry.  The upper half is wholly inlaid with pieces of gold called fusayfisa (mosaic) in which the artist has displayed amazing skill, producing shapes of trees in divers forms, their branches laden with fruit.  The whole Mosque is of this style, but the work in the south wall is more embellished. The wall looking on the court from the south side is of this manner, as also is that which does so from the north side.  The west and east walls that overlook the court are wholly white and carved, and adorned with a band that contains various kinds of colours.  

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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. 202

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