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Textile shawl or mantle with a bold brown-black geometric step design against a beige background, with black fringe on two ends.

Provenance

By July 28, 1981, purchased by the donor, Leonard Bernstein, from the Edward Merrin Gallery in New York City; Collection of Leonard Bernstein; Gift to MFA (Accession Date: January 23, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Leonard Bernstein and Jane Holmes Bernstein

Nasca, South Coast, Peru, Middle Horizon, A.D. 400–600

Place of Creation

Peru

Dimensions

Height x width: 30 x 72 in. (76.2 x 182.9 cm)

Accession Number

2007.1132

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave with discontinuous warps and wefts

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles