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Tapestry fragment

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Warp: cotton, 11 to cm. Weft: wool and a little cotton. Design: angular human head with flat headdress and round earrings. The face is light neutral brown, the ground purplish red. The other colors are green and black.


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


10.8 x 10.8 cm (4 1/4 x 4 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool and cotton interlocked tapestry with eccentric wefts


Textiles and Fashion Arts