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Fragment from the Mantle of Don Felipe

A work made of silk and gilt-animal-substrate-wrapped silk, bands of plain weave with inner warps and complementary weft plain weave with inner warps.
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  • A work made of silk and gilt-animal-substrate-wrapped silk, bands of plain weave with inner warps and complementary weft plain weave with inner warps.

Date:

1275/1300

Artist:

Spain (Villalcázar de Sirga)

About this artwork

Status

On loan to Smithsonian Institution. National Museum of African Art in Washington for Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa

Department

Textiles

Culture

Islamic

Title

Fragment from the Mantle of Don Felipe

Origin

Villalcázar de Sirga

Date

Made 1275–1300

Medium

Silk and gilt-animal-substrate-wrapped silk, bands of plain weave with inner warps and complementary weft plain weave with inner warps

Inscriptions

Kufic inscription (translation): Blessing

Dimensions

33.9 × 12.1 cm (13 3/8 × 4 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by Mrs. Chauncey B. Borland

Reference Number

1950.1150

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