A word, a Masterpiece: Arch

Mihrab Mezquita de CórdobaMihrab de la Mezquita de Córdoba

Its present appearance comes from the X century, under the reign of Al-Hakam II. It is the first time the Mihrab is conceived as a little room and not as a mere niche indicating the Kaaba direction in Mecca.

It is covered by riche Byzantine mosaics sent to Cordoba by the emperor Constantino VII…May be you can appreciate better its beauty in the color version….

Mihrab Mezquita de Cordoba 2

In answer to Sue Ellen´s “A Word A Week Challenge: Arch”