Synagogue of Córdoba Wall Decoration

Synagogue of Córdoba Stucco Wall Decoration

Reproduction of original drawing, 2022



Richly decorated plasterwork (stucco) covers all four walls of the small space of the Synagogue of Córdoba. Originally polychromed in blue, red, and black, this work represents the repeating motifs comprised of organic flowing forms, six- and eight-pointed stars, strapwork, and latticework. Presumably completed by Muslim craftsmen, the designs betray influences from the Nasrid Kingdom of Granada (1232-1492), whose most famous monument, the Alhambra Palace (begun 1238), is lavishly decorated with similar filigree designs.

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