Islamic Spain, Toledo, Mudejar period, 15th century / Lions Framed by Elaborate Leaves / 1400sIslamic Spain, Toledo, Mudejar period, 15th century
Lions Framed by Elaborate Leaves

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Creator Nationality: European; Iberian; Spanish
Creator Name-CRT: Islamic Spain, Toledo, Mudejar period, 15th century
Title: Lions Framed by Elaborate Leaves
Title Type: Primary
View: Back
Creation Start Date: 1400
Creation End Date: 1499
Creation Date: 1400s
Object Type: Textiles
Classification Term: Textiles
Materials and Techniques: Lampas: a combination of two weaves, satin weave and plain weave; silk
Dimensions: Overall: 55.3cm x 27.5cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1944.240
Credit Line: Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Provenance: (Adolph Loewi, Los Angeles).

Pairs of yellow lions are framed beneath arches formed by elaborate green leaves in this popular repeat pattern. Other versions display fierce lions facing one another, numerous pomegranates on the central tree, the omission of the upside-down shield, or a green silk ground.

AMICA ID: CMA_.1944.240
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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