Sacred geometry in a mudéjar-style ceiling

A conversation with Dr. Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank and Dr. Steven Zucker below a mudéjar-style ceiling, 16th century, carved, painted, and gilded wood, 28 x 33 ft., Spain (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)


Additional resources

Read about this ceiling on The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s website

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Learn more about mudéjar architecture in Aragon, Spain from UNESCO

Shtrum, Batyah, Melanie Brussat, Miguel Garcia, Timothy Hayes, and Stephanie Massaux, “The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s ‘Spanish Ceiling’ Project: Interpretation and Conservation,” Journal of Architectural Conservation 16, no. 3 (2010). pp. 29–50.


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Cite this page as: Dr. Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Sacred geometry in a mudéjar-style ceiling," in Smarthistory, November 9, 2020, accessed January 26, 2021,