Paracas Necropolis. <em>Textile Fragment Mounted on Modern Fabric</em>, 0-100 C.E. Camelid fiber, 3 3/4 × 4 1/2 in. (9.5 × 11.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, George C. Brackett Fund, 34.560.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 34.560.1_SL1.jpg)

Textile Fragment Mounted on Modern Fabric

Artist:Paracas Necropolis

Medium: Camelid fiber

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:0-100 C.E.

Dimensions: 3 3/4 × 4 1/2 in. (9.5 × 11.4 cm)


Accession Number: 34.560.1

Image: 34.560.1_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Embroidered bird figure in black, dark blue, green, yellow, red, beige, and light blue from a Paracas textile. 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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