Friday, January 12, 2007

Seville, Spain

Seville, Spain Solomon’s sealEric Broug has an amazing collection of Islamic geometrical designs on his Web site. He sent me this beautiful pattern from Seville, Spain, which does have Solomon’s seals in it.

The Great American Ceiling

The same design of the Great American Seal, which appears on the one-dollar bill appears also in an old ceiling of hammam in a citadel in Aleppo/Haleb, Syria. The origin of this design is IMHO the double tetraktys.
Picture is courtesy of "CharlesFred" who published it on Flickr.