Figure 1: Location map showing Kerala in India.
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Figure 1a-b: Composite images illustrating the diversity of plants. (Source a - Source b).
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Figure 1: A banquet given by the commander-in-chief Lala Mustafa Pahsa to the janissaries in Izmit, 5 April 1578. Topkapi Palace Museum Library, MS H1365, fol. 34b.
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Figure 1: Professor Gunhan Danisman.
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Front cover of 1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our World. Chief Editor Salim al-Hassani; co-editors: Elisabeth Woodcock and Rabah Saoud. Forward by Sir Roland Jackson. Manchester: FSTC, 2006. To buy your copy click here.
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Figure 2. The triple arched audience hall entrance reconstructed
Figure 3. Reconstruction of the Main Building complex showing the three aisled basilican audience hall, followed by the throne room. On the sides are the household suites.
Figure 4. View of the remains of the triple arched entrance leading into the tripartite hall and the throne room at the back with its northern apse clearly visible.
Figure 5. Details of stone carvings of the façade as found in the section kept at Berlin Museum.
Figure 6. Details of base carving showing vine stalks loops above the plain socle.
Figure 7. Details of carving of the triangular frame showing animal figures below the hexafoil rosette.
Figure 2. General view of the prayer hall showing the raised central nave of the mihrab and one of the corner domes.
Figure 3. Corner of Al-Hakim mosque showing the northern minaret in its encasement as well as the ablution fountain
Figure 2. Detailed plan of Masjid-i-Jami' showing the courtyard being inserted in the heart of the large prayer hall (sanctuary) and the four iwans leading to its four sides.
Figure 3. The iwan of the qibla side was made larger and emphasised by the two minarets which were added by the Safavids
Figure 4. Part of the ribs supporting the dome which are though to have influenced the gothic rib vaulting.
Figure5. Section of Muqarnas of the half dome of the iwan