Fragment

Peruvian
Early Late Intermediate Period
A.D. 1000–1476


Object Place: Peru, Lambayeque, North Coast

Dimensions

Height x width: 7 7/8 x 4 1/2 in. (20 x 11.5 cm)

Accession Number

50.656

Medium or Technique

Wool slit tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

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.

Provenance

Purchased by MFA from Paul Bernheimer, 431 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, April 13, 1950.

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund