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Cotton warp, wool weft. Design of six columns with alternating squares (A) diamond with double stepped outline on dark brown or red backgrounds (B) four animal heads on two U-shaped "bodies", with characteristic split eyes in tans or brown and pink. Lateral distortion and abstraction...

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Provenance

Purchased by Mr. F. Piraud in New York, about 1958. Purchased by MFA from Mr. Piraud, Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, Via della Terme di Caracalla, Rome, Italy, April 12, 1978.

Credit Line

Charles Potter Kling Fund

Wari, Middle Horizon, A.D. 500–800

Object Place

Probably South Coast, Peru

Dimensions

100 x 103.5 cm (39 3/8 x 40 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1978.124

Medium or Technique

Wool and cotton interlocked tapestry with eccentric wefts

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes