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The group-theoretical classification of ornamental symmetries is a robust scientific method, which is applied here to the already published ornaments of Rum Seljuks. This mathematical method classifies the patterns into 17 wallpaper groups and allows us to compare the creative products of the craftsmen with those of other cultures. The analysis shows that the work of the Seljuks is concentrated in groups of mirror reflections in two perpendicular directions for the rotational symmetries 2, 4 and 6, as they are known for the Arab culture. Furthermore, there are patterns that are very similar to the Arab-Muslim work of art. We note that the work of the Rum Seljuks only bears some resemblance to the ornaments of the Great Seljuks, Byzantine and Armenian cultures. Show more
Journal / seriesSymmetry: Culture and Science
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Subjectornaments; tessellation; group theory; wallpaper group; Rum Seljuks
Organisational unit02505 - Laboratorium für Festkörperphysik / Laboratory for Solid State Physics
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