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Warp: cotton, 15 to cm. Weft: wool. Design: a row of fantastic many-headed animals woven with light blue, crimson and yellow wool on a ground originally bluish violet, now neutral brown. An openwork edge of coarser tapestry, perhaps intended to represent a row of animals' heads, woven with...

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Provenance

MFA purchase from Mr. Walter Wyman, 44 West 44th Street, New York, New York, June 5, 1924

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Peruvian (Huarmey), Late Middle Horizon–early Late Intermediate, A.D. 500–1476

Object Place

Huarmey, North-Central Coast, Peru

Dimensions

Height x width: 9 1/4 x 2 3/16 in. (23.5 x 5.5 cm)

Accession Number

24.301

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool slit tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles