Becan: Residential courtyard

Doorway to rooms surrounding enclosed courtyard atop structure IV. Photo courtesy of Jeff Purcell [February 20, 1997]

"What is important generally is that the courtyard is rather small in scale with indications of both simple and elaborate wall decoration, covered with or moulded of plaster which was painted mostly red but also blue, green, and other bright colors. This, combined with the presumedly colored fabrics, perhaps awnings, at the doorways, adds up to a riotously colorful scene."

(Potter, p. 28)