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Well parapet

  • Well parapet. Santa Cruz Museum. Toledo © Ministerio de Cultura

    Well parapet. Santa Cruz Museum. Toledo © Ministerio de Cultura






Original title

Brocal de pozo
Santa Cruz Museum
Toledo, Castile-La Mancha

The piece is representative of the Islamic culture in Toledo. It was created to celebrate the end of construction of a water tank in the mosque complex in Toledo.

The parapet is worked from a single block of marble. According to the calligraphic inscription, it was commissioned by Al-Zahir, the first of the kings in the Du-l-nunies dynasty in Toledo, in the year 423 of Hegira, for the Aljama mosque. This mosque stood on what is today the site of the cathedral.

The edge still conserves the grooves made by the rubbing of the rope, and the name of the marble craftsman can be seen in a small square in simple calligraphic characters: the work of Ibn Muhammad.

Details of the work

Well parapet

Altura = 770 mm; Diámetro = 790 mm

Técnica labrado

Mármol blanco


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