The Pastrana Tapestries of Alfonso V

Portuguese Landing at Asilah

Detail of Centre Bottom


Picture Source: The History Blog
Portuguese Soldiers Approach the City of Asilah
Alfonso V and his son João, wearing patterned silk brocades over their armour, appear twice in the central section of the tapestry: at lower left, riding in a rowboat, and at upper right, marching toward the city. In the waters near the city walls, drowning soldiers slip beneath the waves.


The large image of the Landing at Asilah
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