|LC control no.||sh 85006289
Islamic decoration and ornament
|Found in||Panels bearing cartouches, stylized arabesques and other carved designs, on the south side of the gate to the tomb of Firuz Khan Khwajasara, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India, 1965-2000, via University of Washington Digital Collections, International Collections website, viewed Mar. 4, 2021.
Art & architecture thesaurus online, Mar. 4, 2021 (arabesques. SN Decorative patterns of stylized foliage characterized by a continuous stem which splits regularly, producing a series of counterpoised, leafy, secondary stems. Used also generally for allover patterns of fanciful foliate scrollwork. UF patterns (design elements); allover patterns)
Merriam-Webster dictionary online, Mar. 4, 2021 (arabesque: 1. an ornament or style that employs flower, foliage, or fruit and sometimes animal and figural outlines to produce an intricate pattern of interlaced lines. 2. a posture (as in ballet) in which the body is bent forward from the hip on one leg with one arm extended forward and the other arm and leg backward. 3. an elaborate or intricate pattern)
Cambridge dictionary online, Mar. 4, 2021 (arabesque: (dance) a position in ballet in which the dancer stands on one leg with the other leg held out straight behind; (art) a type of design based on flowers, leaves, and branches twisted together, found especially in Islamic art)