Textile fragment from the Reliquary of St. Librada
end of the 11th– first half of the12th century
Object Place: Guadalajara, Spain
Length x width: 36.8 x 44.5 cm (14 1/2 x 17 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk lampas brocaded with metallic thread
Not On View
Spanish Arabic, 11-12th c, believed to have come from the Church of St. Librada, Almerica, 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