Sunday, 20 April 2014

Medieval craftmanship at The Gate of Justice ( Alhambra)

 Restoration work at the Gate of Justice has brought to light a marquetry carved in white  marble inlaid with slate.  Both,the masonry and technique are different from the rest of the Gate. The way of  working  the slate shows great skills at carving .

Many years have gone by since the Alhambra was built and what seems incredible is that ,after all these years, the Alhambra itself, its paintings and monuments still elicits the interest of historians and art critics . Islamic vs Christian art , paintings and walls that keep secrets and whose function is still difficult to be interpret but essential for schorlars to  find new ways of approaching to the cultural heritage that Islam left in the culture of  Iberian peninsula.

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