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Woven Silk

1360-1420 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This is an example of a silk woven in a Moorish territory, but influenced by Italian Gothic silk design and more remotely by Chinese prototypes. The crowned shields bear the arms of the Nasrid Dynasty of Granada, and are inscribed in Arabic "Glory to our Lord the Sultan".


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Lampas woven silk and silver-gilt thread
Brief Description
Woven silk with arms of Nasrid dynasty, Granada, Spain, 1360-1420
Physical Description
Lampas woven silk displaying large lotus flowers amongst crowned lions and the crowned arms of the Nasrid dynasty of Granada in colours of gold, green, dark blue and white.
Dimensions
  • Length: 62.5cm
  • Width: 21cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
'izz li-mawlana al-sultan' (Arabic inscription woven in the centre of the shield motifs.)
Production
Hispano-Moresque
Subjects depicted
Summary
This is an example of a silk woven in a Moorish territory, but influenced by Italian Gothic silk design and more remotely by Chinese prototypes. The crowned shields bear the arms of the Nasrid Dynasty of Granada, and are inscribed in Arabic "Glory to our Lord the Sultan".
Bibliographic Reference
M. Rosser-Owen. Islamic Arts from Spain (London: V&A Publishing, 2010) p. 60.
Collection
Accession Number
T.285-1978

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record createdDecember 15, 1999
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