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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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Gift of Vivian Merrin (wife of Edward Merrin, of Edward H. Merrin, Gallery, Inc., 724 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York) to MFA, January 14, 1981.

Credit Line

Gift of Vivian Merrin

Wari, Middle Horizon, A.D. 500–800

Object Place

Probably South Coast, Peru


89 x 107 cm (35 1/16 x 42 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool and cotton interlocked tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts