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8th/14th century adapting overall star aesthetical Amir arabesque foliage arabesque network ashlar Barsbay's brick domes Cairene dome CAIRO Plate centres coated coherent interlacing concealing the joints conflict with decoration context craftsmen Creswell deco decoration Second half decorative device dome builders dome construction dome decoration domed funerary domes built DOMES OF CAIRO e.g. plate Egypt essays in arabesque Fatimid funerary architecture funerary monument grid of joints half of 8th/14th horizontal inexperience and imitation Islamic lozenges Mamluk masonry domes masons mausoleum dome plate mediaeval Cairo minaret monumental funerary complex muqarnas Ottoman imitation overall star pattern plate 17 plate 27 plate 38 plate 44 pure arabesque composition qubbas return to zig-zag ribbing device ribbing theme Samarqand sculptured dome stability Stage of inexperience star pattern interlace stone dome stone structure stone workers structure first properly Sultan Qaytbay surface treatment Syria Tamerlane technique trefoils variation vertical jointing zig-zag decoration zig-zag mouldings