Late Intermediate Period
Object Place: Peru, Central Coast
36 x 19 cm (14 3/16 x 7 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Cotton and wool slit tapestry (face), plain weave (dress), wrapping over reeds (limbs), alpaca fiber for wefts and hair.
Not On View
Face: tapestry; cotton warp, 6 to cm; Weft: wool and cotton, divided into three areas, neutral, yellow wool, pinkish red wool, and light tan cotton, mouth and eyes woven with brown wool and white cotton. Hair: dark brown woolen fringe. Body: bundle of bast fibres or reeds, wrapped in cotton-wool. Feet and arms: fibres wound with crimson wool. Wearing brown cotton tunic.
Gift of Edward W. Hooper to MFA, 1878
Gift of Edward W. Hooper