Figure 1. Archway from the Darb-i Imam shrine in Isfahan, Iran, which was built in 1453 C.E. The larger pentagons outlined in pale blue were constructed using a large-scale girih tile pattern, and the small white pentagons were constructed using a small-scale girih tile pattern (Image courtesy of K. Dudley and M. Elliff).
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Figure 1: An Abru (marbling) sample from Dr. Mehmet Kileci. (Source).
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Figure 1. Yivli (Grooved) Minaret Mosque, Antalya, Turkey (Image from Miniaturk, Istanbul).
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Figure 1. The entrance gate of Aleppo Citadel. (© Murat Özyildirim)
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Figure 1: A large size mushaf written by Ahmed Karahisarî, displaying the aklâm-i sitte. On each page, four rectangular panels (koltuk) show examples of high-quality illumination as executed in the reign Sultan Süleyman I, (Library of the Topkapi Palace Museum).
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