Early Late Intermediate Period
Object Place: Peru, Lambayeque, North Coast
19.5 x 13 cm (7 11/16 x 5 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Wool slit tapestry
Not On View
White wool warps and khaki, green, brown, white, yellow and pink wool wefts. Two rectangular fields surrounded by borders decorated with elaborately varied rectangular motifs. Each field contains a figure of a man, facing to the side; he wears an elaborate broad headdress and holds unidentified objects in each hand. Slits stitched from the back. Upper left corner frayed. Resembling pieces in the Berlin collection.
Purchased by MFA from Paul Bernheimer, 431 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, April 13, 1950.
Samuel Putnam Avery Fund