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maqsura


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1 Enclosure in a mosque, situated near the mihrab and minbar, defined by a metal or timber screen, used by a ruler for purposes of protection and status (e.g. the Great Mosque, Qairouan, Tunisia (C11) ).

2 Large domed room used for communal prayer (e.g. Mosque of Baybars, Cairo (C13) ).

Blair & Bloom (1994);Hillenbrand (1994)

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