Reproduction in resin, finished with patinas.
Measurements: Width: 8 cm. Depth: 8 cm. Height: 5 cm.
Reproduction of the Fountain of the Lions of the Alhambra, Granada.
One of the most beautiful rooms in the Nasrid palaces of the Alhambra in Granada is the ‘Patio de los Leones’, a private space in which the dwelling and the haram, the rooms of the Nasrid monarch’s concubines, were located.
Erected in the time of Mohammed V (1378), it is organised around a courtyard in the centre of which is this beautiful fountain, made up of a large dodecagonal bowl whose upper part is covered by a narrow strip containing a poem by Ibn Zamrak, ‘the poet of the Alhambra’, in which he sings and praises the beauty of the palm trees that once turned the courtyard into a sweet and pleasant oasis.
Experts in Nasrid art say that the lions holding the fountain and spouting water from their mouths – similar to others that have been depicted in the courtyard – are the same as those in the courtyard of the Alhambra.