Silk; lampas weave
Overall: 54.2 x 27.6 cm (21 5/16 x 10 7/8 in.); Mounted: 61.6 x 27.6 cm (24 1/4 x 10 7/8 in.)
Bequest of James Parmelee 1940.609
Arabic inscriptions had religious significance to viewers regardless of their legibility. This text repeats "Glory to our Lord the Sultan," a phrase that also enhances the Alhambra Palace walls. For Muslims, Arabic texts symbolized the divine revelation of God’s word to the Prophet Muhammad and recorded in the holy Qur’an; for Spanish Catholics it represented the Holy Land. In striped silks, inscriptions often alternate with interlacing bands and palmettes. Inscribed silks have survived as Catholic church vestments.
The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email email@example.com.
To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.
Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.