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Tapestry fragment

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Warp: cotton, 13 or 14 to cm. Weft: wool and a little cotton. Design: angular human head with flat headdress, and round earrings. The ground is purplish red, the face green. Other colors are neutral yellow and black. Poor condition.

Provenance

MFA purchase from G. R. Schmidt, Anglo-South American Trust Co., 49 Broadway, New York, New York, September 3, 1931

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Wari, Middle Horizon, A.D. 500–800

Object Place

Probably South Coast, Peru

Dimensions

11.1 x 11.2 cm (4 3/8 x 4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

31.701

Medium or Technique

Wool and cotton interlocked tapestry with eccentric wefts

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles