Mantle for a statue of the Virgin

Mantle for a statue of the Virgin

late 1400s to 1500s

Silk: lampas weave

Average: 104.2 x 215.9 cm (41 x 85 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1929.975

Location

Exhibition

Al-Andalus: Art from Islamic Spain (Islamic art rotation)

Description

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.

See also
Collection: 
T - Islamic
Department: 
Textiles
Type of artwork: 
Textile

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