Every month a different piece selected from the permanent collection of the museum of the Alhambra is shown.
The Patronato de la Alhambra y Generalife presents “Nasrid gorronera (upper hinge): Evolution and provenience analysis” as the Museum piece of the month. Those interested in attending this free activity, to be held every Saturday in February from 12:00 on, are invited to come to Room VII of the Museum of the Alhambra, where Carmen López Pertíñez, Ph.D. in Art History, will reveal the peculiar features of this interesting object.
The gorroneras/cantilvers are especially interesting, due to their good conservation, detailed carvings and to the fact that they are entirely preserved until today, consequently completely maintained as well their inner structure as their exterior decoration.
The analysis will have a functional approach, in which, by means of their morphometric features, their location and function will be reconstructed and so it will be determined which kind of doors it could have been used for. The formal approach will be the analysis of their decoration and its parallels, i.e. comparing with Nasrid samples from the same period as this kind of gorroneras.
Although the exact provenience still is unknown, it seems obvious that they could be from some of the places of the Nasrid palaces, and on the other hand, their discovery sheds some light on the field of Nasrid architectural carpentry.