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Here is an example of a prayer rug to follow up my previous references to the question of the orientation of rugs and the observations made by Trikamon on the challenges of viewing a rug when its constituent elements are multiply oriented (such as this rug from the the private Bell Collection).

This rug combines the architecture of the mehrab with the pictorial structure of a cityscape, and what may be a plan view of the ambiguous object in the centre of the image. It would be good to find cross-references to either of these elements in other images.

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Is this the only image of the devastation of war? Looks like a ravaged cityscape to me…

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