Figural sculpture

Peruvian, Chancay
Late Intermediate
A.D. 1000–1476

Object Place: Peru, Central Coast


25.5 x 15 cm (10 1/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool slit tapestry (face), plain weave (dress), wrapping over reeds (limbs)

Not On View





Face: tapestry; cotton warp, 7 to cm; Weft: wool and a little cotton, divided into two areas, yellow wool above, neutral yellow wool below; eyes woven with crimson wool and white and dark brown cotton; mouth crimson wool, and white cotton; nose(?) raised embroidery in neutral yellow wool; hair, fringe of dark brown wool. Legs and arms; reeds wound with red wool, hands and feet; white cotton would with red wool. Wears brown cotton tunic, lower part lighter than upper part, (interlocking wefts).


Gift of Edward W. Hooper to MFA, 1878

Credit Line

Gift of Edward W. Hooper