Spain (Hispano-Moresque), 14th century / Plaque (Appliquè) / 1300sSpain (Hispano-Moresque), 14th century
Plaque (Appliquè)

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Creator Nationality: European; Iberian; Spanish; Hispano-Moresque
Creator Name-CRT: Spain (Hispano-Moresque), 14th century
Title: Plaque (Appliquè)
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1300
Creation End Date: 1399
Creation Date: 1300s
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Enamel
Materials and Techniques: translucent enamel on gold
Dimensions: Overall: 1.95cm x 3cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1946.425.1
Credit Line: Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Provenance: (Brummer Gallery, Inc., New York).
Style or Period: Hispano-Moresque

These oblong plaques are decorated with pseudo-Kufic (fake Arabic) designs indicating that they were produced in Spain under Muslim influence. They may have served as applied ornaments to some article of personal adornment such as a belt. Their space suggests that they were perhaps inspired by Arabic coinage.

AMICA ID: CMA_.1946.425.1
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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