Fragment

Early Late Intermediate Period
A.D. 1000–1476


Object Place: Peru, Lambayeque, North Coast

Dimensions

19.5 x 13 cm (7 11/16 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

50.657

Medium or Technique

Wool slit tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

White wool warps and khaki, green, brown, white, yellow and pink wool wefts. Two rectangular fields surrounded by borders decorated with elaborately varied rectangular motifs. Each field contains a figure of a man, facing to the side; he wears an elaborate broad headdress and holds unidentified objects in each hand. Slits stitched from the back. Upper left corner frayed. 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