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Textile fragment from reliquary of St. Librada

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Fragment from reliquary of Saint Librada from the Cathedral of Siquenza, Guadalajara, Spain. Triangular fragment with large roundel containing confronting griffins and stylized animals repeat around circumference. Four partial roundels. (Acquired with 53.118)

Provenance

Believed to have come from the Cathedral of Siguenza, Guadalajara, Spain; purchased by the MFA, 1953.

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund

Spanish, late 11th–early 12th century

Object Place

Almeria, Spain

Dimensions

52 x 46.5 cm (20 1/2 x 18 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

53.119

Medium or Technique

Silk and gold-metallic thread; brocaded lampas

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles