Textile Fragment, unascertainable, Border or Mantle, Fragment
Arts of the Americas
Textile. Cotton, camelid fiber
800 B.C.E.-600 C.E.
Gift of Adelaide Goan
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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Paracas Necropolis. Textile Fragment, unascertainable, Border or Mantle, Fragment, 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)
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