Islamic Spain, possibly Granada, Nasrid period, 15th century / Fragment from a Spanish Imperial Robe / 1400sIslamic Spain, possibly Granada, Nasrid period, 15th century
Fragment from a Spanish Imperial Robe

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Creator Nationality: European; Iberian; Spanish
Creator Name-CRT: Islamic Spain, possibly Granada, Nasrid period, 15th century
Title: Fragment from a Spanish Imperial Robe
Title Type: Primary
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Creation Start Date: 1400
Creation End Date: 1499
Creation Date: 1400s
Object Type: Textiles
Materials and Techniques: Lampas: a combination of two weaves, satin weave and plain weave; silk and gold thread
Dimensions: Overall: 10.2cm x 55.3cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1939.48
Credit Line: Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Provenance: (Estate of H. A. Elsberg, New York).

Opulent gold thread forms heraldic shields of a Spanish king on a palmette ground. The shield bears the heraldic device of Castile and Leon, the castle and lion, which had decorated imperial Spanish garments for several centuries. The use of coats of arms was a European convention that was never adopted by the Muslims.

AMICA ID: CMA_.1939.48
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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