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Piece of October: Oil Lamp of Manises

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This October the Museum of the Alhambra will be presenting an oil lamp from Manises (Valencia). This was used for lighting and is therefore an excellent choice for this year, declared the “International Year of Light” by the General Assembly of the United Nations. 

The Museum of the Alhambra offers us a tour of light through lighting tools which for several centuries have been essential items in any household. 

This piece dates from the second half of the 14th century and was made using the lustreware technique. Other important examples of this technique can also be found in the Museum. This oil lamp has a flat disc-shaped base with a shaft rising out of the centre. At the top of the shaft there is a pan for the oil with a pinched spout. A handle runs between the pan and the base. 


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Area of October: House of the Royal Street

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The Royal High Street was the principal axis of the Medina, around which the residential zone and the craftsmen's workshops, that were to the service of the nasrid court, were located. Its tracing started from the Door of the Wine up to the zone where currrently is located the state-owned Hotel of San Francisco and the Palace of the Abencerrajes.

Among the buildings of the Royal High Street we emphasize this house, builted in the last years of the 13th century or first of the 14th century as showing by its decorative motives. In the northwest corner, adjacent to this house there is a bathroom, builted afterwards, which can be used as an entry for both buildings though, possibly the house had its own access and its original entry on the mentioned street.

 

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Espacio Abril 2015. Mirador Romantico

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Espacio_abril_2011 DENOMINACIÓN: Mirador Romántico

CRONOLOGÍA: El Mirador Romántico fue construido en 1836 por el administrador de la finca del Generalife D. Jaime Traverso, administrador de las posesiones de los Marqueses de Campotejar desde 1823.

A DESTACAR: La arquitectura y la disposición del mirador contrasta con la arquitectura Nazarí más cercana del Generalife, y más aún si comparamos este mirador romántico con el de Lindaraja en el Palacio de los Leones, pero realmente no contrasta con el entorno ya que está rodeado por románticos jardines que nada tienen que ver con las huertas nazaríes.

El Mirador está situado al final de la Escalera del Agua con lo que se ha planteado la posibilidad de que bajo el mismo espacio pudiera haber un oratorio musulmán aunque es algo difícil de corroborar sin los datos de excavaciones arqueológicas.

A la hora de describir este mirador se habla de una edificio neogótico del siglo XIX. Es interesante destacar que se pensara en un mirador neogótico en vez de neoárabe en un entorno como la Alhambra, siendo clara la estética distintiva que se le quiso dar.

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Alizar Tilework from the Queen´s Dressing-Room

 

Pieza_marzo_2014The Spanish term alizar, which derives from the Andalusian Arabic word issal meaning "low" or "bottom part", is normally used to refer to a tile or panel of tiles decorating the lower part of a wall. The specific use of the word alizar discussed here implied that the tile was connected to other similar tiles forming a frieze decoration on the edge at the corner of the sill on low windows. It comes from the room in the tower-balcony of Abu i-Yuyus Nasr, also known as Abu l-Hayyay, and more generally as the Queen’s Dressing-Room.

In order to fit perfectly into the edge of the sill, it was made with a mould with an angled or L-shaped profile. This is why it has a broad horizontal base on the back which was not normally visible and helped embed the piece into the wall. On the outside it has a vertical face which thickens towards the top. This surface, which was visible, was glazed and decorated.

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The Emperor’s chambers

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Office of the Emperor

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Emperor's Bedroom

 

Timetable: From 8:30 to 18:00. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday.
Access: Show general entrance ticket to the Monumental Ensemble of the Alhambra.
Forum: Maximum 30 people at one time.

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