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 interior of the central hall looking into the iwan with the pool at the foreground.
Figure 3. The dome transformed by the mosaics into an image of the divine dome. Note the five triangles (pendentives) which invoke the names of the five famous messengers of Allah.
Figure 4. An external view showing the portal and the central hall with its large dome. The domed chamber at the background holds the tomb of the founder of the madrasa.
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.