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MEDIUM Camelid fiber
  • Place Found: South Coast, Peru
  • DATES 100 B.C.E.-100 C.E.
    PERIOD Early Intermediate Period
    DIMENSIONS 110 1/4 x 48 13/16 in. (280 x 124 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 86.224.90
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Paracas. Mantle, 100 B.C.E.-100 C.E. Camelid fiber, 110 1/4 x 48 13/16 in. (280 x 124 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.224.90. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 86.224.90_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Size: adult; probable wearer: male. The plain weave field is made up of a horizontal camelid fiber warp and camelid fiber weft. The border is made of a horizontal camelid fiber warp, camelid fiber weft and embroidery. The mantle consists of a black field with a narrow median band. The wide border represents sixteen double bird figures facing outward with the same image repeated within. The colors employed are dark blue, reddish-purple, dark green, and golden yellow with the fringes made of the same colors.
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