Art/ Collection/ Art Object
{{img.publicCaption}}

Fragment of Chasuble

Object Name:
Fragment
Date:
15th century
Geography:
Attributed to Spain
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Silk; lampas
Dimensions:
Max. dimension: H. 51 in. (129.5 cm) W. 31 1/4 in. (79.4 cm) Min. dimension: H. 47 1/2 in. (120.7 cm) W. 22 3/4 in. (57.8 cm) Mount: H. 54 1/2 in (138.4 cm) W. 35 1/4 in (89.5 cm) D. 4 in (10.2 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Woven
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1920
Accession Number:
20.94.1
Not on view
This silk textile fragment once functioned as the back of a chasuble, as is indicated by the shape of the piece. The textile is ornamented with pairs of confronting coroneted lions on either side of a stylized tree. The lions have been compared to a Granadine textile bearing Nasrid heraldic emblems and rampant lions, which possibly served as the model. Variants of this pattern, depicting slightly different plant forms or animals suggest that these textiles were mass-produced. For similar textiles in the museum’s collection, see also 11.23, 25.120.453, and 1981.372.
Collection Monsieurs Tassinari and Châtel, Paris (by 1882); Jacques Châtel, Paris (until 1920; sold to MMA)
Aanavi, Don. "Western Islamic Art." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin vol. 27, no. 3 (November 1968). p. 203, ill. (b/w).



Related Objects

Fragment

Date: 15th century Medium: Silk; lampas Accession: 25.120.453 On view in:Not on view

Fragment

Date: 15th century Medium: Silk; lampas Accession: 11.23 On view in:Not on view

Fragment

Date: 15th century Medium: Silk; lampas Accession: 1981.372 On view in:Not on view

Textile Fragment

Date: 14th century Medium: Silk; lampas Accession: 29.22 On view in:Not on view

Spanish Textile

Date: first half 12th century Medium: Silk, metal wrapped thread; lampas Accession: 58.85.2 On view in:Gallery 457