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Portion of a facade of the family mausoleum of the Bey in Tunis

Portion of a facade of the family mausoleum of the Bey in Tunis


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Portion of a facade of the family mausoleum of the Bey in Tunis

Portion of a facade of the family mausoleum of the Bey in Tunis Tunisia Tunis. Date of Photograph:1870-1880 ca

Tuminello, Fotografia
PDC-F-002385-0000

Media ID 33278495

© Alinari Archives, Florence

Cupola Dome Funerary History Of Medieval Peoples Mausoleum Pilaster Strip Wall Arabs


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This photo print, titled "PDC-F-002385-0000" transports us back in time to the late 19th century in Tunis. The image captures a portion of the facade of the family mausoleum of the Bey, exuding an air of mystery and grandeur. The date of this photograph is estimated to be around 1870-1880, during a period when Tunisia was under Ottoman rule. The intricate details showcased in this snapshot highlight the remarkable architecture and design elements that were prevalent during this era. The dome and cupola dominate the composition, drawing our attention with their graceful curves and elegant proportions. Various building elements are visible, including decorative sections adorned with ornate patterns that reflect Arab influences. A pilaster strip adds verticality to the structure while windows punctuate the walls, allowing glimpses into what lies within. This mausoleum stands as a testament to non-Christian funerary structures found throughout history. As we delve deeper into this image's historical context, it becomes apparent that it represents more than just an architectural marvel. It serves as a symbol of Tunisian heritage and reflects the rich history of medieval peoples who once inhabited these lands. Photographed by Tuminello from Fotografia Alinari, this print not only captures a moment frozen in time but also invites us to explore different cultures through its lens. It reminds us how art can transcend boundaries and transport us across continents without uttering a single word.

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