The Pastrana Tapestries of Alfonso V

Portuguese Landing at Asilah

Detail of Left


Picture Source: Iolanda Andrade
Arrival of the Portuguese Fleet off the Coast of Morocco
Carracks, large sailing ships that transported the Portuguese army to Africa, are clustered at left. Flying from the masts are emblems of Portugal, Alfonso V, and Saint George, Portugal’s patron saint. Monkeys have climbed aboard two of the ships, signifying that the events are taking place in Africa. To the right of the carracks, soldiers are being rowed to shore.


The large image of the Landing at Asilah
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