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Fragment (bird cut from ground). Ground: dark reddish brown wool, completely cut away around the design. Design: worked with wool, in crewel stitch, a flying bird, with black body, greenish yellow, and yellow bill, yellow legs with dark green feet, pink marks near eye, zig-zag lines and tips of...

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MFA purchase from G. R. Schmidt, Anglo-South American Trust Co., 49 Broadway, New York, New York, September 3, 1931

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Paracas/Nasca, Early Intermediate Period, Paracas–Nasca transit, 0–A.D. 200

Object Place

South Coast, Peru


Height x width: 3 9/16 x 3 9/16 in. (9 x 9 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave with stem-stitch embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts