Lampas with eagles in roundels, from the Reliquary of Saint Librada in Siguenza Cathedral

Lampas with eagles in roundels, from the Reliquary of Saint Librada in Siguenza Cathedral

1100-1150

Lampas: silk and gold thread

Overall: 36.5 x 39.6 cm (14 3/8 x 15 9/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1952.15

Description

During the 12th century, the Islamic cities of Spain were the leading producers of luxury silks in Europe. These textiles belong to a group of Spanish silks characterized by their colors and technical peculiarities, and by their design of aligned, slightly oval roundels that frame animals or birds. Both textiles survive in pieces that have been assembled to suggest their original designs. But some parts are from different repeats and, therefore, do not exactly fit in their present locations.

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

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@clevelandart.org.

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

Is something not working on this page? Please email help.website@clevelandart.org.

Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email imageservices@clevelandart.org.