Figural sculpture

Peruvian (Chancay)
Late Intermediate Period
A.D. 1000–1476


Object Place: Peru, Central Coast

Dimensions

36 x 19 cm (14 3/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

78.103

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

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Figurines

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.

Provenance

Gift of Edward W. Hooper to MFA, 1878

Credit Line

Gift of Edward W. Hooper