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Rectangular collar (esclavina) Ground: dark blue camelid. Design: narrow band bordering rectangle, and the two sides of slit for head, decorated with angular double-headed birds, each enclosing a similar bird in reversed position, within which is another double-headed bird, in the same position...

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1931, sold by Jules C. Harris, New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 16, 1931)

Credit Line

Mary Woodman Fund

Paracas culture, Early Horizon Period, possibly Phase 10, 100 B.C.–0

Object Place

South Coast, Peru


64.8 x 50.8 cm (25 1/2 x 20 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Camelid plain weave, embroidered


Textiles and Fashion Arts