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Textile or Mantle Fragment

Arts of the Americas

CULTURES Paracas or Nasca
MEDIUM Camelid fiber
  • Place Made: South Coast, Peru
  • DATES 200–600
    PERIOD Early Intermediate Period
    DIMENSIONS 10 7/16 × 12 3/16 in. (26.5 × 31 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    ACCESSION NUMBER 86.224.96
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Textile fragment consisting of three embroidered birds with whiskers in blue, yellow, green, red, and beige on an olive green plain weave fabric. Size: undetermined or adult. Probable wearer: undetermined or male. Vertical camelid fiber warp. Camelid fiber weft. Camelid fiber embroidery. Plain weave. Iconography: birds with animal-like heads. (AR)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Paracas. Textile or Mantle Fragment, 200–600. Camelid fiber, 10 7/16 × 12 3/16 in. (26.5 × 31 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.224.96. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.224.96_bw_acetate.jpg)
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