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Tapestry panel from a Tiwanaku-style tunic

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Camelid fibers; interlocked tapestry with paired warps. Predominantly indigo panel consisting of two loom widths joined at central seam. Face represents Sun god on a stepped platform with puma head appendages surrounded by other human and avian-headed attendants. Condition: good, several areas...

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Provenance

Ex: private collection, Texas

Credit Line

Charles Potter Kling Fund

Possibly Pukara culture, A.D. 250–450

Object Place

Tiwanaku, Peru

Dimensions

Overall: 48.9 x 77.5cm (19 1/4 x 30 1/2in.)

Accession Number

1994.203

Medium or Technique

Wool [camelid] tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes