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Ground: dark reddish violet wool. Design: on each piece a conventionalized human figure worked with wool in crewel stitch. The figure (A) wears a red tunic, an elaborate headdress decorated with small heads, and a mouth mask. He holds a staff similarly ornamented and stands on two heads. (B)...

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Provenance

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, Phase 2, Paracas–Nasca trans, 0–A.D. 200

Object Place

South Coast, Peru

Dimensions

Height x width (a): 6 5/16 x 4 5/16 in. (16 x 11 cm) Height x width (b): 6 1/2 x 4 5/16 in. (16.5 x 11 cm)

Accession Number

31.697a-b

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave with stem-stitch embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles