Fragment of a hanging (?)

Chimu
Late Intermediate Period or Late Horizon Period
A.D. 1000–1534


Object Place: North Coast, Peru

Dimensions

72 x 138 cm (28 3/8 x 54 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1974.322

Medium or Technique

Wool and cotton slit tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Cotton warp, wool and cotton wefts. Panel of two arch rows of four dark birds each with a trophy head in its beak, on a beige ground. Thin red border between rows of large birds and across top, bottom, right edges with small birds and fish.

Provenance

1960s, acquired from a dealer in New York by Landon T. Clay, Boston; 1974, gift of Landon T. Clay to MFA. (Accession Date: May 8, 1974)

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay