Figural sculpture

Peruvian (Rimac)
Late Intermediate
A.D. 1000–1476

Object Place: Peru, Central Coast


40 x 12.7 cm (15 3/4 x 5 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool slit tapestry (face), braid (belt), wrapping over reeds (limbs)

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Face: tapestry, cotton warp, 7 to cm; weft, wool and a little cotton, main color crimson, with dark brown band across forehead decorated with wavy white (cotton) lines, eyes and mouth, dark brown wool and white cotton, gray and yellow decorations on cheeks, nose crimson wool in raised stitches. Hair; tuft of dark brown wool. Body and hands and feet of split reeds, hands and feet wound with crimson wool. Wears looped fringe of dark brown tied around waist by braided gridle of crimson, dark brown and yellow wool, and white cotton.


Gift of Edward W. Hooper to MFA, 1878

Credit Line

Gift of Edward W. Hooper