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Figure 1: Details of the Mosque Plan.
Figure 2: The treasury building (8th Century).
Figure 3: View of the sanctuary showing the three isles raised by super-imposed arcades of horseshoe arches. Also showing the Mazar of Yahya in the centre.
Figure 4: The central Mihrab and the Mibar.
Figure 5: General view of the mosque showing the three minarets, the transept with its dominating dome crossing the three aisles (naves).
Figure 1. The Mihrab Aisle, represnting a wide nave, was made by joining two ordinary aisles perpendicular to the Qibla wall.
Figure 2. Birds eye view of the Mosque showing the plan elements. The T plan clealry appears on roof top connecting between the prayer hall gate in the Northern side, through the nave intersecting with the Qibla aisle wich runs from east to west. Source: Hattstein, M. & Delius, P. (2000) 'Islam: Art and Architecture', Konemann, Cologne, Germany, p. 132.
Figure 3. Internal view of the Mihrab dome showing the 24 ribs forming the squeleton of the dome and the transition shell squinches at the corners of the square bay.
Figure 4. General view of the Qayrawan Mosque showing the prayer hall (sanctuary) and the eastern galleries.
Figure 5. The Northern side of the Mosque is dominated by the famous 8th century square minaret.
Figure 6. Portico arcade showing the use of added stone above the column to give it the desired height. The slight stilting of the horseshoe arch also achieved the same objective.
Figure 7. Floral designs painted in silver white adorn the wooden beams supporting the flat roof.
Figure 8. Details of carved wood Arabesque above the main gate.