Textile in the Form of a Glove
Arts of the Americas
Cotton, camelid fiber
Middle Horizon Period
11 1/4 x 8 11/16 in. (28.6 x 22.1 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Stewart Smith Memorial Fund and Museum Collection Fund
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Wari. Textile in the Form of a Glove, 650-800 C.E. Cotton, camelid fiber, 11 1/4 x 8 11/16 in. (28.6 x 22.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Stewart Smith Memorial Fund and Museum Collection Fund, 58.204. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 58.204_SL1.jpg)
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Glove of plain weave cotton fiber with tapestry-woven imagery in cotton and dyed camelid fibers. Decoration includes typical Wari elements such as fingernail tips, feline figures with split eyes, and profile feline heads with curved noses. The central human figure is Moche in style with a tumi knife headdress, serpent-headed belt and warrior backflap, and a shield and ceremonial goblet held in the figure's hands.
Condition: fair; the plain-weave cotton structure is damaged with about 10% of glove missing especially around the wrist.
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