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13th century
From Spain, Palencia
Silk, gold wrapped silk and undyed linen
Textile: L. 11 3/4 in. (29.8 cm) W. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm) Mount: L. 22 1/8 in. (56.2 cm) W. 16 in. (40.6 cm) D. 1/4 in. (0.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1927
Accession Number:
Not on view
Part of a corpus of identical fragments, this Andalusian textile belonged to the mantle that was interred with Don Felipe Infante (d. 1274), son of Ferdinand II and brother of Alfonso X, thirteenth-century kings of Castile. The composition consists of registers containing repeating rosettes with geometric interlace against a gold background. Opulent textiles, probably manufactured in a Muslim production center, were regularly used for garments or furnishings and placed in Christian royal burials, reflecting the esteem with which Andalusian fabrics were regarded. See also 46.156.8 and L.2011.46.21, other fragments from this textile.
Marking: See link panel.
[ Adolph Loewi, Venice, until 1927; sold to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Tiraz: Inscribed Textiles from Islamic Workshops," December 15, 1992–March 14, 1993, no. 27.

Walker, Daniel S., and Aimee Froom. "Exhibition Notebook." In Tiraz: Inscribed Textiles from Islamic Workshops. New York, NY: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1992. no. 27, pp. 38-39.

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