Textile fragment from the Reliquary of St. Librada
end of the 11th– first half of the12th century
Object Place: Guadalajara, Spain
Length x width: 12.1 x 20.3 cm (4 3/4 x 8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk brocaded with gold
Not On View
Spanish Arabic, 11-12th c, believed to have come from the Cathedral of Siguenza, Guadalajara, Spain. Fragment with two incomplete large roundels joined by interlace. Interior pattern includes large bird, 4 bands of script, 2 roundels with cats(?). Bird with human face times around roundel. Secondary rosette motif.
Believed to have come from the Cathedral of Siguenza, Guadalajara, Spain; purchased by the MFA, 1953.
William Francis Warden Fund