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Light beige wool warps and green, blue, golden-yellow, cocoa and light beige wool wefts. Shows a man in elaborate broad headdress with outstretched arms holding in each hand a fan and trophy head (?) Pile weave at ankles. Long slits. Selvedges along two sides; ends cut.

Provenance

Purchased by MFA from Paul Bernheimer, 431 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, April 13, 1950.

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund

Peruvian, Early Late Intermediate Period, A.D. 1000–1476

Object Place

Lambayeque, North Coast, Peru

Dimensions

Height x width: 7 7/8 x 4 1/2 in. (20 x 11.5 cm)

Accession Number

50.656

Medium or Technique

Wool slit tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles