Alhambra – Nasrid Palaces: Painting on the ceiling depicting fighting and hunting scenes

Figting and hunting scenes depicted on the ceiling of Hall of the Kings located inside Nasrid Palaces in the Alhambra, Granada, Spain

A painting on the ceiling of the Hall of the Kings depicting fighting and hunting scenes

Fighting and hunting scenes
The image shows one of the three paintings on the ceiling of the Sala de los Reyes (Hall of the Kings) located east of the Court of the Lions in the Alhambra, Granada, Spain. As you can see, the men appear to be hunting and fighting while the women watch from the towers.

Check the other two paintings: Ten Nasrid Kings and Daily Life. All three were painted on a sheepskin leather sheet and attached to an oval-shaped wooden vault of the ceiling.

Created during the reign of either Mohammed VII (1395 – 1410 CE) or Yusuf III (1410 – 1424 CE), these beautiful and expressive paintings appear to be the work of Christian painters. For this reason, you can see a strong influence of Christian art in these paintings.

The Hall of the Kings, which is a part of the Palace of the Lions, is one of the most interesting halls in the Nasrid Palaces, mainly because of these three paintings. Check the map of the Palace of the Lions for the location of the Hall of the Kings.

Related Pages
Alhambra
Palacios Nazaríes – Nasrid Palaces – A Shining Example of Moorish Art and Architecture
Los Jardines del Partal – The Gardens of the Partal
Alcazaba – A Formidable Fortress of the Nasrids
Medina, the Bustling City
Alhambra – Christian-Era Monuments
Alhambra – Outer Monuments
Generalife – Heavenly Gardens of the Nasrids

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