Islamic Spain, possibly Granada, Nasrid period, 15th century / Curving Vine with Palmette Leaves / 1400sIslamic Spain, possibly Granada, Nasrid period, 15th century
Curving Vine with Palmette Leaves

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Creator Nationality: European; Iberian; Spanish
Creator Name-CRT: Islamic Spain, possibly Granada, Nasrid period, 15th century
Title: Curving Vine with Palmette Leaves
Title Type: Primary
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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: 29.9cm x 20cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1918.183
Credit Line: Dudley P. Allen Fund
Provenance: (Bacri Frères, Paris.)

As the use of geometric patterning decreased during the 15th century, floral motifs gradually assumed greater prominence. The sophisticated combination of elements in this colorful fragment include large split palmette leaves in ivory silk framing yellow interlacing knots in a leafy surround plus prominent floral buds, arranged with dynamic effect in staggered rows.

AMICA ID: CMA_.1918.183
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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