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Mshatta Facade

Installed in the south wing of the Pergamon Museum, is a permanent exhibition of the Museum für Islamische Kunst dedicated to the art of Islamic peoples from the eighth to the nineteenth centuries; Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x755, 256 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Mshatta facade Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x755, 256 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Mshatta facade Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to...


On of the attractions is the so called Mshatta facade. the facade is magnificently decorated with elaborate intertwining and trailing vines. Periode: Pre-islamitic (* see below)


The facade was a "gift" from the Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid II to Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany The facade originally belonged to a palace in Jordan: About 30km south of Amman, is Qasr Mshatta, one of the biggest of the desert palaces. Although there are various theories as to its date and purpose, it was probably built around 743AD by the Umayyad Caliph Walid II and that it remained unfinished after his death. Sultan Abdul Hamid II Abd-ul-Hamid II also Abdulhamid, Abdülhamit, Abdul Hamid, Abd al-Hamid II, or Abdul-Hamid (Arabic: عبد الحميد الثاني) Wednesday, (September 21, 1842 – February 10, 1918) was the last real Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. ... German Emperor Wilhelm (born Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albrecht, Prince of Prussia 27 January 1859–4 June 1941), was the last German Emperor and King of Prussia (de: Deutscher Kaiser und König von Preußen), ruling from 15 June 1888 to 9 November 1918. ...


Unusually for an Umayyad building, the whole structure is built from burnt bricks resting on a foundation layer of finely dressed stone


Read more about the palace: [1]


(*) There is some discussion about the pre-islamitic determenation: See: [2]


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Mshatta facade at AllExperts (349 words)
The Mshatta Facade is a facade from the desert residential palace of Mshatta from the 8th century, currently installed in the south wing of the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, Germany.
The facade belonged to the Mshatta palace, which was excavated about 30 km south of the contemportary Jordanian capital of Amman.
The name of the place, Mshatta, is a name used by the Bedouins in the area, and the original name remains in fact unknown.
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