Mantle for a statue of the Virgin

late 1400s to 1500s
Average: 104.2 x 215.9 cm (41 x 85 in.)
Location: not on view
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A striped silk textile, probably made for use in the Islamic Alhambra palatine complex, was turned into a mantle for a statue of the Virgin Mary. On the crimson stripes the salutation that occurs as ornamental text throughout the Alhambra, Glory to our Lord the Sultan, repeats in Arabic script.
Mantle for a statue of the Virgin

Mantle for a statue of the Virgin

late 1400s to 1500s

Spain, Granada

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