Tapestry: Cover

Peruvian
Colonial
16th–17th century


Object Place: Peru

Dimensions

169 x 160 cm (66 9/16 x 63 in.)

Accession Number

10.157

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool interlocked and dovetailed tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Warp: cotton. Weft: wool. Design: concentric bands beginning with the outside, of brownish red, white, deep pink, white and deep pink ornamented with conventionalized floral bird and animal motives in two shades of blue, violet, pink, reddish brown, greenish yellow and olive. In the center is the Hapsburg double headed eagle. Mended in places.

Provenance

Collection Dikran G. Kelekian, New York. Collection Denman Waldo Ross, Cambridge. Collection Mrs. Bayard Thayer, Boston. Gift of Mrs. Bayard Thayer to MFA, May 5, 1910.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Bayard Thayer