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Wood carvings of scenes of the Conquest of Granada on the Lower Choir Stalls in Toledo Cathedral


Scenes 50 to 45 to the throne's right.      Photo by FAJM

Carvings by Rodrigo Aleman in the magnificent Choir (Coro) of Toledo Cathedral (built 1226-1493), Spain.


AL TOLEDO CATEDRAL-CORO BAJO SILLERIA BAJA DE LA CATEDRAL DE TOLEDO - TOMA DEL REINO DE GRANADA - 1489-1495 - GOTICO ESPAÑOL Obra de ALEMAN RODRIGO 1470/1542

Large thumbnails from Oronoz:

54 Toma Del Castillo De Alhama (Granada)



53 Alora



52 Toma Del Reino De Granada- Rendicion De Setenil



51 Ronda



50 Marbella



49 Cartama



48 Coin



47 Cazarabonela



46 Loja



45 Alora (Illora)



44 Entrada De Las Tropas En Moclin



43 Montefrio



42 Velez



41 Camas



40 Almuñecar



39 Salobreña



38 Atentado Contra Los Reyes Catolicos



37 Malaga



36 Baza



35



34 Erejan



33 The defeat and capture of Muhammad XII (Boabdil) at the battle of Lucena in AD 1483



32 Melis



31 Altuna



30



29 Asalto A Un Castillo



28 Granada - Boabdil Extiende Arrodillado Las Llaves De Granada A Fernando El Catolico



27 Cerco De Malaga O De Santa Fe



26 Mijas



25



24



23



22 Padul



21



20



19 Vera



18 Huescar



17 Don Fernando Entra En Guadix



16 Purchena



15 Almeria



14



13 Caftil De Fevo



12



11



10 Cabril ?



9 Ataque Y Ocupacion De Gor



8 Carmona



7 Mojacar



6 Velez Blanco



5 Gurarca



4 Velez Rubio



3 Lorca



2 Cabrera



1 Almeria


The Choir
The lower stalls were carved by Rodrigo Alemán between 1489 and 1495 and they tell the story of the re-conquest of Granada.
Misericords below show a variety of medieval images, secular mythical and sometimes grotesque.
the Primate Cathedral of St. Mary of Toledo
Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain



Referenced on p.47, The Moors - The Islamic West - 7th-15th Centuries AD by David Nicolle
H2: Granadan infantry crossbowman, late 15th century
Here a crossbowman aims a weapon which has features that can be traced back to the late Roman crossbow. His dagger is of the 'ear' form used on both sides of the religious frontier, while the large wooden mantlet may have been a distinctive 15th-century Granadan type. (Main sources: unknown romantic legend, painted ceiling, mid-14th century, in situ Sala de la Justicia, Alhambra Palace, Granada; Conquest of the Kingdom of Granada, carved wooden panels, late 15th century, in situ Choir of Cathedral, Toledo, Spain)




Details from a series of carved wooden reliefs illustrating the Conquest of Granada, c.1500 (in situ Cathedral Choir, Toledo). (A) Muslim defender of Padul, 1491 (B-C) Spanish hand-gunner and bowman outside unnamed castle. (D) Assault on Alhama 1482. (E) King Ferdinand receives surrender of Marbella 1485. (F) Spanish jinete at surrender of Alora. (G) Ibrahim al Jerbi tries to kill Ferdinand and Isabella outside Guadix 1487. (H) Muslim governor surrenders Setenil. (I) Dismounted Spanish jinete at surrender of Vera.
Source: p.36, El Cid and the Reconquista. Warfare in Medieval Spain 1050-1492 by David Nicolle



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