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Fragment

Date:
15th century
Geography:
Spain
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Silk; lampas
Dimensions:
Textile: H. 13 3/4 in. (34.9 cm) W. 6 in. (15.2 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Woven
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1919
Accession Number:
19.116.6
Not on view
Geometric designs such as the ones in this fragment are found ornamenting a wide variety of media produced in Nasrid period (1232–1492) Spain, including tile work, woodwork, book binding, and painted stucco. The basic principle of the design is an eight-pointed star, and this pattern expands into a lattice of geometric possibilities. Such bold designs recall the famous wall patterns in the Alhambra palace in Granada.
[ Sangiorgi Galleria, Rome, until 1919; sold to MMA]
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