Mantle

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


Object Place: South Coast, Peru, Paracas

Dimensions

133.4 x 288.3 cm (52 1/2 x 113 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1972.353

Medium or Technique

Camelid plain weave with stem-stitch embroidery; fringe

On View

Ancient South America Gallery (Gallery LG33)

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Linear-style mantle with border of oculate beings: stylized cats, faces, snakes; field with similar motifs in smaller format of paired bands alternating with bands of solid blue. Red, yellow, blue, green camelid yarns embroidered on camelid fiber.

Provenance

Purchased by MFA from Sotheby, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, New York, May 10, 1972.

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund