Object Place: Peru
70.5 x 117 cm (27 3/4 x 46 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Camelid fiber and cotton tapestry weave (predominately interlocking)
Not On View
Panel of tapestry weave made up of five contiguous panels. Four wide taps, woven of a piece with the main body, probably using a scaffolding system, extend from the bottom edge. Five standard-bearing figures with painted faces and bared teeth alternate with winged felines (?), each with a serpent on its head and a trophy head on its wing. Figures are in two registers, the top facing left, the bottom right. Two trophy heads appear on each tab. Cotton warp and camelid weft; interlocking tapestry except for diagonals; vertical direction of figures coincident with the direction of warp; loom cord present at top; edges overcast.
By 1971: private collection, United States; by 1996: purchased by Arte Textil from private collector; purchased by MFA from Arte Textil, San Francisco, March 27, 1996.
Charles Potter Kling Fund