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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)


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


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

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Medium or Technique

Silk and gold-metallic thread; brocaded lampas


Textiles and Fashion Arts