Early Late Intermediate Period
Object Place: Peru, Lambayeque, North Coast
Height x width: 7 7/8 x 4 1/2 in. (20 x 11.5 cm)
Medium or Technique
Wool slit tapestry
Not On View
Light beige wool warps and green, blue, golden-yellow, cocoa and light beige wool wefts. Shows a man in elaborate broad headdress with outstretched arms holding in each hand a fan and trophy head (?) Pile weave at ankles. Long slits. Selvedges along two sides; ends cut. Resembling pieces in the Berlin collection.
Purchased by MFA from Paul Bernheimer, 431 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, April 13, 1950.
Samuel Putnam Avery Fund