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Textile Fragment Mounted on Modern Fabric

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Camelid fiber
  • Place Found: South Coast, Peru
  • DATES 0-100 C.E.
    PERIOD Early Intermediate Period
    DIMENSIONS 3 7/8 x 4 13/16 in. (9.8 x 12.3 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE George C. Brackett Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Paracas Necropolis. Textile Fragment Mounted on Modern Fabric, 0-100 C.E. Camelid fiber, 3 7/8 x 4 13/16 in. (9.8 x 12.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, George C. Brackett Fund, 34.560.1. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 34.560.1_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Size: undetermined or adult; probable wearer: undetermined or male. Plain weave with a vertical camelid fiber warp and camelid fiber weft. Camelid fiber embroidery. The iconography represents a bird with an animal-like head. Also see 86.224.96 in the Brooklyn Museum collection; these fragments are obviously from the same original even though acquired at different times (Ann Rowe).
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    Textile Fragment Mounted on Modern Fabric