Late 16th–17th century or later
Object Place: Peru
45.6 x 43 cm (17 15/16 x 16 15/16 in.) (detail shown)
Medium or Technique
Cotton, silk and linen interlocked and dovetailed tapestry
Not On View
Cotton warp, polychrome silk weft with touches of white linen. Small cover, showing in center unidentified coat of arms surmounted by plumed helmet and armored arm holding sword, and surrounded by elaborate frame. Wide border of plant motifs and various animals arranged to fill space completely. In each corner is a small shield of arms repeating one of the nine pieces of main shield. Plain narrow guard bands.
Purchased by the MFA from John Wise, Ltd. with the Charles Potter Kling Fund, June 8, 1960.
Charles Potter Kling Fund