Mantle fragment

Peruvian
Early Intermediate, Phase 2
A.D. 100–200


Object Place: Peru, Paracas, South Coast

Dimensions

83.8 x 253.4 cm (33 x 99 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.2556

Medium or Technique

Wool plain-weave with stem-stitch embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ground: pinkish red woolen cloth. Design of masked figures at regular intervals, worked with wool in crewel stitch, border across bottom, with similar figures on dark green ground formed by lines of embroidery solidly worked. The colors are black, two shades of yellow, crimson, pink, purple, dark brown, dark green, and greenish blue.

Provenance

Lent by Denman Waldo Ross, April 1, 1920; Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, 1921.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection