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`Ayn Najm, Lebanon
Lebanese Heritage Museum
Architectural sculpture; stonework
Element of the traditional Arabic and Islamic architecture. A square shaped limestone engraved mashrabiyya that used to be put mostly on the street side of a building (house or palace…) to decorate windows, loggias and balconies, located on the second storey or higher. It is a forced natural ventilation device, also used in Islamic architecture in order to prevent women from being seen from the exterior. The narrow openings serve both architectural and traditional purposes. It is a beautifully sculpted floral art piece.
Marie Therese Moujabber "Mashrabiyya" in Sharing History , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=sh_objects;AWE;lb;52;en&id=architectural_elements
Prepared by: Marie Therese Moujabber
MWNF Working Number: LB 063
On display in
Exhibition(s) Sharing History
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