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Linear-style mantle with border of oculate beings: stylized cats, faces, snakes; field with similar motifs in smaller format of paired bands alternating with bands of solid blue. Red, yellow, blue, green camelid yarns embroidered on camelid fiber.

Provenance

Purchased by MFA from Sotheby, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, New York, May 10, 1972.

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund

Paracas, Early Intermediate Period, Phase 1, 0–A.D. 100

Object Place

South Coast, Paracas, Peru

Dimensions

133.4 x 288.3 cm (52 1/2 x 113 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1972.353

Medium or Technique

Camelid plain weave with stem-stitch embroidery; fringe

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes