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Panel of tapestry weave made up of five contiguous panels. Four wide taps, woven of a piece with the main body, probably using a scaffolding system, extend from the bottom edge. Five standard-bearing figures with painted faces and bared teeth alternate with winged felines (?), each with a...

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Provenance

By 1971: private collection, United States; by 1996: purchased by Arte Textil from private collector; purchased by MFA from Arte Textil, San Francisco, March 27, 1996.

Credit Line

Charles Potter Kling Fund

Wari, Middle Horizon, A.D. 500–700

Object Place

Peru

Dimensions

70.5 x 117 cm (27 3/4 x 46 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1996.50

Medium or Technique

Camelid fiber and cotton tapestry weave (predominately interlocking)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles