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Tunic fragment

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Cotton warp, wool weft. Tunic half. Design: eight major motifs (two rows of four) of stylized human skulls in profile with concentric eye motif, teeth and hanging five-tassel ornament (each .35 m x .20 m), in white, browns, pink, red. Background of continous dovetailed design in contrasting...

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Purchased by MFA from Edward H. Merrin, Gallery, Inc., 724 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York, December 10, 1980.

Credit Line

Charles Potter Kling Fund

Wari, Middle Horizon, A.D. 500–800

Object Place

Probably South Coast, Peru


84 x 106 cm (33 1/16 x 41 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool and cotton interlocked tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts