Textile fragment from the Reliquary of St. Librada

Spanish-Arabic
end of the 11th– first half of the12th century


Object Place: Guadalajara, Spain

Dimensions

Length x width: 36.8 x 44.5 cm (14 1/2 x 17 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

53.118.1

Medium or Technique

Silk lampas brocaded with metallic thread

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

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.

Provenance

Believed to have come from the Cathedral of Siguenza, Guadalajara, Spain; purchased by the MFA, 1953.

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund