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Funerary Doll

Arts of the Americas

CULTURE Chancay
MEDIUM Cotton and dyed camelid (alpaca?) fiber and reeds
  • Place Made: Central Coast, Peru
  • DATES ca. 1100-1350
    DIMENSIONS 4 x 9 1/2 in. (10.2 x 24.1 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2003.81.3
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Eric Jacobsen
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Chancay. Funerary Doll, ca. 1100-1350. Cotton and dyed camelid (alpaca?) fiber and reeds, 4 x 9 1/2 in. (10.2 x 24.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Eric Jacobsen, 2003.81.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2003.81.3_detail01.jpg)
    IMAGE detail, CUR.2003.81.3_detail01.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2017
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Three-dimensional female figurine with a tapestry weave face, gauze shawl, patterned woven tunic and long black hair. The face has abstract patterning in red, yellow, blue and pink around the features suggesting face painting. The arms and legs are constructed of reeds wrapped in pink alpaca that end in articulated fingers and toes. Condition: good.
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    Chancay. <em>Funerary Doll</em>, ca. 1100-1350. Cotton and dyed camelid (alpaca?) fiber and reeds, 4 x 9 1/2 in. (10.2 x 24.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Eric Jacobsen, 2003.81.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2003.81.3_detail01.jpg)