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