Mantle

Peruvian, Paracas, South Coast
Early Intermediate Period, Phase 1
0–A.D. 100


Object Place: Peru, South Coast

Dimensions

142 x 241 cm (55 7/8 x 94 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

31.501

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave embroidered with wool in stem-stitch

On View

John F. Cogan, Jr. and Mary L. Cornille Gallery (Gallery 260)

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Design: rows of shaman figures with heads thrown back, worked solidly with wool. The colors are yellowish green, dark and light blue, yellow, orange and pink. A border edging the sides, but not quite meeting at ends bears similar figures, the ground worked solidly in green.

Provenance

1931, sold by Jules C. Harris, New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 16, 1931)

Credit Line

William Alfred Paine Fund