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_SL1.jpg)



Medium: Camelid fiber

Geograhical Locations:

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

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


Accession Number: 86.224.90

Image: 86.224.90_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Mantle consisting of a dark blue 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. Condition: 18 dark blue fragments from mantle are stored in AMB509. 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.

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