Tunic fragment

Wari
Middle Horizon
A.D. 500–800


Object Place: Peru, Probably South Coast

Dimensions

89 x 107 cm (35 1/16 x 42 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1980.660

Medium or Technique

Wool and cotton interlocked tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Cotton warp, wool weft. Tunic half. Design: eight major motifs (two rows of four) of stylized human skulls in profile with concentric eye motif, teeth and hanging five-tassel ornament (each .35 m x .20 m), in white, browns, pink, red. Background of continous dovetailed design in contrasting yellows and browns.

Provenance

Gift of Vivian Merrin (wife of Edward Merrin, of Edward H. Merrin, Gallery, Inc., 724 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York) to MFA, January 14, 1981.

Credit Line

Gift of Vivian Merrin