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Cap with "hair"

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Cap worked solidly with coarse wool in stitch similar to needlepoint lace with conventional designs, possibly two headed bird, in neutral yellow, heavily outlined with black, on a reddish-orange ground, on top of the cap pale neutral yellow; edged with narrow bands of neutral yellow and...

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Purchased by MFA from A. V. Harringer, 2124 South Beverly Glen, Los Angeles, California, May 15, 1952.

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund

Probably Middle Horizon, A.D. 500–800

Object Place

South Coast, Peru


Height x width: 22 1/16 x 8 1/4 in. (56 x 21 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Wool simple looping (cap); twisted threads ("hair")


Textiles and Fashion Arts