Tapestry panel from a Tiwanaku-style tunic

Possibly Pukara culture
A.D. 250–450


Object Place: Tiwanaku, Peru

Dimensions

Overall: 48.9 x 77.5cm (19 1/4 x 30 1/2in.)

Accession Number

1994.203

Medium or Technique

Wool [camelid] tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Camelid fibers; interlocked tapestry with paired warps. Predominantly indigo panel consisting of two loom widths joined at central seam. Face represents Sun god on a stepped platform with puma head appendages surrounded by other human and avian-headed attendants. Condition: good, several areas of reweaving, some areas of loss.

Provenance

Ex: private collection, Texas

Credit Line

Charles Potter Kling Fund