Weapons and Equipment for the Defence of the Nasrid Alhambra
This group of pieces presented under the heading “Weapons and Equipment for the Defence of the Nasrid Alhambra” is a careful selection of highly interesting objects used over five hundred years ago by the Nasrid dynasty for the defence of the Palace City of the Alhambra.
These include weapons and equipment which have been conserved for centuries in the same rooms or have been discovered within the Alhambra itself. Some also come from outside its walls but also testify to the presence of the Nasrid family and court.
The exhibition being presented here has various different sections, which also allow the visitor to discover how the Nasrids adorned their defensive equipment. The weapons on display include swords and knives, cross-bows, projectiles, spearheads and arrow-heads; the regalia used by the warriors to decorate their battle accoutrements and their horses; the decorative fringe topping the tent from which the generals surveyed the battlefield; the shackles used to chain the prisoners. This is a select example from across the spectrum of defensive weapons.
Place: Room VII Museum of the Alhambra
Dates: 17th May – 15th February 2013