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Tapestry Panel

Arts of the Americas

On View: Arts of the Americas Galleries, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Cotton, camelid fiber
  • Place Found: Peru
  • DATES 600-1000
    PERIOD Middle Horizon Period
    DIMENSIONS 39 1/4 x 41 3/8 in. (99.7 x 105.1 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Arts of the Americas Galleries, 5th Floor
    CREDIT LINE Frank L. Babbott Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Wari. Tapestry Panel, 600-1000. Cotton, camelid fiber, 39 1/4 x 41 3/8 in. (99.7 x 105.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Frank L. Babbott Fund, 53.147. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 53.147_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION A single tapestry panel with an alternating pattern of human heads wearing tasseled, four-cornered hats, and fanged supernatural beings with a protruding tongues. A hole in the center of this textile was cut at a later date, indicating that it may have been worn as a tunic. Condition: Fair overall. Side seams have been cut and the textile is open and flat. The overall woven structure remains intact, but there are some small losses in the dark areas.
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    Tapestry Panel