Mantle fragment

Chimu or Chimu-influenced
Late Intermediate
A.D. 1000–1476


Object Place: Peru, North-Central Coast

Dimensions

56 x 47 cm (22 1/16 x 18 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

52.484

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool slit tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Warp brown cotton, weft wool, design of stylized human and bird figures, woven with several shades of yellow wool, pink, neutral green and white wool on crimson wool ground; badly stained with center almost entirely rotted away; warp fringe across upper end, short looped warp fringe at lower end.

Provenance

Purchased by MFA from A. V. Harringer, 2124 South Beverly Glen, Los Angeles, California, May 15, 1952.

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund