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Tapestry Panel

Arts of the Americas

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 not on view
    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