Art/ Collection/ Art Object


15th century
Cloisonné enamel, copper-gilt
Overall: 6 13/16 x 5 11/16 x 5 in. (17.3 x 14.5 x 12.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
Not on view
Marqués de Castrillo ; [ Cyrus Picard, Paris (sold 1906)]; J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (1906-1917)
Day, Lewis Foreman. Enamelling: A Comparative Account of the Development and Practice of the Art. London and New York: B. T. Batsford, 1907. p. 89, fig. 51.

Hildburgh, Walter L. "A Hispano-Arabic Silver-gilt and Crystal Casket." The Antiquaries Journal 21 (1941). pp. 213–14, pl. XLIIIb.

Gonzalez, Valerie. "Les collections d'oeuvres d'art du metal emaille hispano-musulman dans les musees mondiaux hors d'Espagne." Sharq Al-Andalus 7 (1990). p. 198.

Levenson, Jay A. Circa 1492: Art in the Age of Exploration. Washington, D.C.: National Art Gallery, 1991. pp. 172–73.

Gonzalez, Valerie. Emaux d'al-Andalus et du Maghreb. Aix-en-Provence: Édisud, 1994.

Nicolle, David. Granada 1492: The Twilight of Moorish Spain. Campaign Series, Vol. 53. London: Osprey Publishing, 1998. p. 88.

Digard, Jean-Pierre, ed. Chevaux et Cavaliers Arabes dans les Arts d'Orient et d'Occident. Paris: Institut du Monde Arabe, 2002. no. 100, p. 146.

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