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Cotton warp, wool weft. Design of six columns with alternative squares (A) outlined step fret in one half of square divided on the diagonal, abstracted profile face with characteristic split-eye in other half (lateral expansion toward tunic center makes fret half large, face half small). (B)...

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Provenance

Purchased by MFA from Artweave Textile Gallery, 924 Madison Avenue, New York, New York, February 8, 1978.

Credit Line

Charles Potter Kling Fund

Wari, Middle Horizon, A.D. 500–800

Object Place

Probably South Coast, Peru

Dimensions

103.8 x 101 cm (40 7/8 x 39 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1978.46

Medium or Technique

Wool and cotton interlocked tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes