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Hanging made up of three loom widths sewn together. Fine yarns loosely woven in plain weave. Main design painted in thick black lines on a red-brown ground. Design shows square panels, four lengthwise and two and a half on the width. Within each panel is a comosite creature with a fish-like body...

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Purchased by MFA from Andre Emmerich, Inc., 41 East 57th Street, New York, New York, January 14, 1970.

Credit Line

Textile Income Purchase Fund

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

Object Place

Central Coast, Peru


142 x 239 cm (55 7/8 x 94 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave panels sewn together, tie-dyed and painted


Textiles and Fashion Arts