Muqarnas are a form of architectural ornamented vaulting, the "geometric subdivision of a squinch, or cupola, or corbel, into a large number of miniature squinches, producing a sort of cellular structure", sometimes also called "honeycomb" vaults from their resemblance to these. They are used for domes, and especially half-domes in entrances and apses, mostly in traditional Islamic and Persian architecture. When some elements project downwards, the style may be called mocárabe; these are reminiscent of stalactites, and may be called "stalactite vaults".
|Arab-Norman Palermo||Cappella Palatina|
|Armenian Monastic Ensembles||St Stepanos: a rather nice Muqarna above the entrance|
|Gonbad-e Qâbus||stalactites works (moqarnass) of the entrance (nom file)|
|Hill Forts of Rajasthan||Amber Fort|
|Historic Cairo||Sultan Hassan Mosque: portal and mausoleum|
|Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi||The intrados of the domes is decorated in alabaster stalactites (muqarnas). (AB ev)|
|Meidan Emam, Esfahan||Shah Mosque|
|Safi al-Din Ensemble in Ardabil|
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