Early Intermediate Period, Phase 1
Object Place: South Coast, Peru, Paracas
133.4 x 288.3 cm (52 1/2 x 113 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Camelid plain weave with stem-stitch embroidery; fringe
Ancient South America Gallery (Gallery LG33)
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.
Purchased by MFA from Sotheby, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, New York, May 10, 1972.
John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund