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Cotton warp, polychrome silk weft with touches of white linen. Small cover, showing in center unidentified coat of arms surmounted by plumed helmet and armored arm holding sword, and surrounded by elaborate frame. Wide border of plant motifs and various animals arranged to fill space completely....

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Provenance

Purchased by the MFA from John Wise, Ltd. with the Charles Potter Kling Fund, June 8, 1960.

Credit Line

Charles Potter Kling Fund

Peruvian, Colonial, Late 16th–17th century or later

Object Place

Peru

Dimensions

45.6 x 43 cm (17 15/16 x 16 15/16 in.) (detail shown)

Accession Number

60.794

Medium or Technique

Cotton, silk and linen interlocked and dovetailed tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles