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AP Art History Mosque vocab

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"Mosque" means
to prostrate
minarets
tower where the criers call the faithful
qibla
the direction toward Mecca Muslims face when praying
mihrab
a semi-circular niche set into the qibla wall
Minbar
stepped pulpit set up in front of the southern qiblas wall
Maqsura
area generally reserved for the ruler or his representative
Hypostyl Hall
communal/prayer halls for worship with roofs held up by a multitude of columns
Jali
perforated ornamental screen
tessellation
repetition of geometric designs, as found in the tiles
pendentive
a construction that transitions the space between flat walls and the base of a round dome
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