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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Khirbet el Mafjar (West Bank, Israel)en_US
dc.creatorUnknownen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-11-28T15:32:04Z
dc.date.available2007-11-28T15:32:04Z
dc.identifier006771en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/23205en_US
dc.descriptionLocated near Jericho in the Jordan Valley, Khirbat al-Mafjar remains one of the most highly sophisticated Umayyad palaces in the region for its elaborate mosaics, stucco carvings and overall sculptural magnificence. Built mainly of sandstone highlighted at times with baked brick, the complex encompasses three main areas including a two-storied palace, a mosque accompanied by a small courtyard, a bath including an audience hall (throne room), all of which are enclosed by an outer wall. To the east, bordering the length of the site extends a forecourt with a centrally featured fountain. The main gate of the compound is centrally located on the southern façade of the palace and is flanked by two buttress towers at either edge of the front of the structure. The palace itself features a central courtyard off of which one of two pathways guides a visitor to either the side forecourt to the east or to a small courtyard to the north. Off of this court to the north one finds the opulently decorated hammam and a small mosque to the east. Source: Archneten_US
dc.descriptionaerial viewen_US
dc.format.mediumstuccoen_US
dc.format.mediumstoneen_US
dc.format.mediumashlaren_US
dc.relation.ispartof114104en_US
dc.subjectBathhousesen_US
dc.subjectDesertsen_US
dc.subjectFountainsen_US
dc.subjectMosaicsen_US
dc.subjectMosquesen_US
dc.subjectMural painting and decorationen_US
dc.subjectPalacesen_US
dc.subjectEarthquakesen_US
dc.subjectIslam -- Historyen_US
dc.subjectFigurative arten_US
dc.subjectArchitecture, Domesticen_US
dc.subjectArchitecture, Islamicen_US
dc.subjectWalid ibn Yazid, Caliph, d. 744en_US
dc.titleKhirbat al-Mafjaren_US
dc.title.alternativeUmayyad Palaceen_US
dc.title.alternativeQasr Hishamen_US
dc.title.alternativeKhirbet al-Mafjaren_US
dc.title.alternativeKhirbat al Mafjaren_US
dc.typeImageen_US
dc.rights.accessAll rights reserveden_US
vra.culturalContextIslamicen_US
vra.techniqueconstructionen_US
vra.techniquemosaic (process)en_US
vra.worktypePalaceen_US
dc.contributor.displayIslamicen_US


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