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Príncipe don Juan hood

  • Chapel of Prince Don Juan © Museo de la Fundación Lázaro Galdiano

    Chapel of Prince Don Juan © Museo de la Fundación Lázaro Galdiano



Textiles, clothing and accessories

Cultural background


Original title

Capillo del Príncipe don Juan
Lázaro Galdiano Museum

This hood, which is worn at the top of the back of a cope, was made in an embroidery workshop in the Hieronymite monastery of Guadalupe in its period of greatest splendour, at the end of the 15th century.

There is a young prince depicted praying before the Virgin with Baby Jesus, which has to be identified as don Juan, the heir of the Catholic Monarchs, accompanied by St Jerome, with a cardinal's hat and a book that seems to be the Vulgate Bible translation.

The lower part is embroidered with the arms of King Henry IV, a coat of arms with castles and lions, stamped with a royal crown and surrounded by a pomegranate branch, emblem of the Castilian monarch.

Details of the work


52 x 46 cm

Linen, silk and gold


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