Paracas Necropolis. <em>Textile Fragment, unascertainable, Border or Mantle, Fragment</em>, 800 B.C.E.-600 C.E. Textile. Cotton, camelid fiber, 5 1/2 x 5 7/8 in. (14 x 15 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Adelaide Goan, 67.159.9. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.67.159.9.jpg)

Textile Fragment, unascertainable, Border or Mantle, Fragment

Artist:Paracas NecropolisEarly IntermediateEarly Horizon

Medium: Textile. Cotton, camelid fiber

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:800 B.C.E.-600 C.E.

Dimensions: 5 1/2 x 5 7/8 in. (14 x 15 cm)



Accession Number: 67.159.9

Image: CUR.67.159.9.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Textile fragment with embroidered image of a standing anthropomorphic being in red, yellow, blue, and green on brown plain weave. The figure has six snakes emanating from his head and body. He has large circular eyes and a smiling mouth. The rectangular body has a small image of an identical standing anthropomorphic being, also with snakes. Surrounding the main figure are filler creatures including birds. Size: undetermined or adult. Probable wearer: undetermined or male. Horizontal cotton warp. Cotton weft. Camelid fiber embroidery. Plain weave. Iconography: Standing Oculate Being (anthropomorphic pose) (AR).

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