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Three loom widths sewn selvedge to selvedge. Design (each panel): four pairs of large human figures wearing crescent headdresses and masks, two animal heads projecting from cheeks, two trophy heads or snakes held by raised hands; figures stand on geometric-patterned platforms ornamented with...

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Provenance

Purchased by MFA from Edward H. Merrin, Gallery, Inc., 724 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York, September 16, 1981.

Credit Line

Charles Potter Kling Fund

Chimu-Inca culture, Late Horizon, A.D. 1476–1534

Object Place

North Coast (?), Peru

Dimensions

175.9 x 159.4 cm (69 1/4 x 62 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1981.284

Medium or Technique

Wool slit tapestry; fringe; tassels

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes