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A RARE WOODEN MIHRAB INSIDE AL-HALLAWIYA MADRASA IN ALEPPO: AN ATTEMPT FOR DATING BASED ON HISTORICAL SOURCES

By August 24, 2019January 22nd, 2020Vol. 5.3

By Mansour Abd al-Razik and Abd al-Khalik Ali

ABSTRACT

This paper aims to study a rare wooden mihrab located inside al-Hallawiya madrasa in Aleppo city. The mihrab is generally considered a rare masterpiece in Islamic art, and particularly in Aleppo city, that it is the only archaeological wooden mihrab remained in the city. It includes a historical review and a descriptive study of its decorations and inscriptions. The aim is an attempt for dating the mihrab based on the archaeological evidences and the historical texts that no previous studies gave an accurate date for it.  

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