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Mantle for a statue of the Virgin with lotus blossoms and medallions
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Item Details
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Culture
Spain, Nasrid period
Title
Mantle for a statue of the Virgin with lotus blossoms and medallions
Work Type
Textile
Date
c. 1430
Material
lampas: silk and gilt-metal thread
Measurements
Overall: 70.5 x 111.2 cm (27 3/4 x 43 3/4 in.)
Description
This costly royal silk with extensive gold thread was woven in Egypt and gifted or exported to Spain where it was pieced into this well-known mantle for a statue of the Virgin for religious festivals, and to Italy where a similar silk clothed the Madonna in Enthroned Madonna with Saints by Bambino Vispo in about 1430. This sturdy brocaded silk was also woven in a lighter weight silk damask on a draw loom with a mirror-image repeat; therefore, the Arabic inscription in the medallions reads both forward and backward, "Glory to our master, the sultan, the king." The inscribed lobed roundels say "The sultan, the king."
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: T - Islamic
Department: Textiles
Provenance: according to Mr. Elsberg mantle came from a church near Valencia, Spain.
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the Artstor Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1939.40_full.tif
SSID
24587908

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