Early Intermediate Period
Object Place: Peru, Paracas, South Coast
34.5 x 6.5 cm (13 9/16 x 2 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Wool plain weave with stem-stitch embroidery
Not On View
Ground: golden brown woolen cloth, almost entirely covered with embroidery. Design: highly conventionalized bodiless human figures holding trophy heads aloft worked solidly with wool. The background is embroidered in sections with stepped diagonal edges, olive green, pink, reddish violet, and neutral yellow. The colors in the figures are dark bluish violet, crimson, pink, brown, yellow, green and blue.
Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, 1916.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection