Every month a different piece selected from the permanent collection of the museum of the Alhambra is shown.
Opening time: Saturdays from 12.00am during April.
Place: Hall V, Museum of the Alhambra, Palace of Charles V.
Few are the original well-preserved tile floors that remain in the Alhambra. Most of them are worn out and have been replaced throughout the years.
The tile floor of the Queen’s Robing Room (Peinador de la Reina), although incomplete, has preserved enough fragments to allow the reconstruction of its original decoration. This piece is formed by several triangle-rectangles in which different topics appear, like the couple of man and woman that hold a Nasrid shield, two face-to-face swans or a knocked down rider, as well as plant motifs that throw into relief the tiles with figurative motifs.
The motifs shown within a regular octagon of concave sides follow a geometric pattern very characteristic of the ceramic decoration and plasterworks of the constructive period of Muhammad V (14th century).
According to some experts, the Gothic-like style of the figures indicate a close relationship between Muslim and Christian artisans, as also reflected on the works done for King Peter I in Seville.