Cada mes se muestra un pieza diferente seleccionada de la colección estable del museo de la Alhambra.
This month, the art historian Gaspar Aranda Pastor will be presenting the study of a large metal bowl which once belonged to the prestigious sumptuary art of the Mamluk Dynasty, the rulers of Egypt at the time the Nasrids ruled...[more]
Ceramic decoration has been used in architecture since ancient times. The pieces we will be looking at demonstrate the mastery of the Nasrid craftsmen. Ceramics can be found in wall panelling, floor tiles and even in exterior...[more]
Small table jug (20 cm high) from the Almohad period, made between the 12th and 13th centuries, discovered in the dungeon in the Wine Gate (Puerta del Vino).
This jug was decorated using the "cuerda seca" (dry-cord)...[more]
The month of November has arrived and with it the cold weather and the need to find the best way of keeping warm inside our homes.[more]
The piece of the month for October is a Caliphate era marble basin from the country house known as Dār al-Nāūra or House of the Waterwheel. This was the favourite country residence of the first Caliph of...[more]
The piece of the month for June has various interesting characteristics including the fact that it was a hidden decoration within the Nasrid timber-frame ceilings, which was found by chance.
Presentation of pieces of this kind...[more]
In April we will be studying a piece that is not normally on display in the Museum’s Permanent Collection.
The recent restoration of a fragment from a wooden lattice from the Nasrid era; the recovery of a number of rails...[more]