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Warp: cotton, 9 to cm. Weft: wool and a little cotton. Ground color light neutral yellow; eyes, blue and white cotton; mouth, crimson raised embroidery. Hair, fringe of dark brown wool. Cotton warp threads form fringe at bottom of face.

Provenance

Gift of Edward W. Hooper to MFA, 1878

Credit Line

Gift of Edward W. Hooper

Peruvian (Chancay), Late Intermediate, A.D. 1000–1476

Object Place

Central Coast, Peru

Dimensions

40 x 12.7 cm (15 3/4 x 5 in.)

Accession Number

78.106

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool slit tapestry, looping (nose), attached fringe (hair)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Figurines