Paracas. <em>Mantle</em>, 100 B.C.E.-100 C.E. Camelid fiber, 110 1/4 x 48 13/16 in. (280 x 124 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.224.90. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.224.90.jpg)

Mantle

Artist:Paracas

Medium: Camelid fiber

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Dates:100 B.C.E.-100 C.E.

Dimensions: 110 1/4 x 48 13/16 in. (280 x 124 cm)

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Accession Number: 86.224.90

Image: 86.224.90.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Size: adult; probable wearer: male. The plain weave field is made up of a horizontal camelid fiber warp and camelid fiber weft. The border is made of a horizontal camelid fiber warp, camelid fiber weft and embroidery. The mantle consists of a black field with a narrow median band. The wide border represents sixteen double bird figures facing outward with the same image repeated within. The colors employed are dark blue, reddish-purple, dark green, and golden yellow with the fringes made of the same colors.

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