Textile Fragment

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This silk textile shows pairs of confronting lions on either side of a stylized tree, enclosed by swooping crimson-colored split palmette leaves and set against a green ground. 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 illustrate that these textiles were mass-produced. For similar textiles in the museum’s collection, see also 25.120.453, 20.94.1, and 1981.372.

Textile Fragment, Silk; lampas

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