Feb 17, 2015
Dec 8, 2009
Dec 8, 2009
Feb 17, 2015

Lampas with heraldry of Castile and León, from a royal Christian robe

Lampas with heraldry of Castile and León, from a royal Christian robe


Lampas: silk and gold thread

Overall: 10.2 x 54.9 cm (4 x 21 5/8 in.); Mounted: 17.8 x 62.9 cm (7 x 24 3/4 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1939.48



Opulent gold thread forms heraldic shields of a Spanish king on a palmette ground. The shield bears the heraldic device of Castile and Leon, the castle and lion, which had decorated imperial Spanish garments for several centuries. The use of coats of arms was a European convention that was never adopted by the Muslims.

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T - Islamic
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