Alhambra Mosque Polychrome Gesso Relief Plaque

$4,950.00
Quantity available: 1

Our fine plaque with mirror depicting a beautiful portal to a mosque or mihrab (prayer portal) is crafted from painted and gilt gesso (or plaster) and mounted in wooden frame with Islamic poetry from the Koran inlaid on four sides within geometric parquetry that includes inlaid ebony, plus bone at the edge. Likely based on one of the portals to the Alhambra.

Glass not original.  In good condition, with scattered paint and gesso losses.

Similar in style and quality to the works of D. Rafael Contreras (1824 – 1890) of Grenada, Spain.

( Nasrid style )

Item Details

Reference #:
l-172A
Quantity
1
Category
Art
SubCategory
Department
Antiques (approx100yrs)
Year
c1880s
Dimensions
(Width x Height X Depth)
20.75 x 27.00 x 1.75
Weight
Unknown
Condition
Good
Material
gesso