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Arabesque

Used by the Arabs and Saracens (or Moors) in Spain, this ornament is a painted, inlaid or mosaic low relief of geometric or botanical patterns.

   
 
Granada - Spain
   
Hagia Sophia - Istanbul - Turkey (537 AD)
 
       
 
Seville - Spain
 
Istanbul - Turkey
 
Istanbul - Turkey
 
       
 
Medersa - Marakesh - Morocco (1565)
 
Medersa - Fes - Morocco (1325)
 
Granada - Spain