Paracas Peninsula, south coast, Peru
Mantle, 100 B.C./A.D. 200
Camelid wool, plain weave; embroidered in stem stitches; corners edged with weft-faced plain weave with extended ground weft fringe and embroidered in cross knit loop stitches
238.1 x 106.7 cm (93 3/4 x 42 in.)
Emily Crane Chadbourne Fund, 1970.293
Art Institute of Chicago, Selected Textile Acquisitions Since 1967, July 10, 1972–April 30, 1973.
Art Institute of Chicago, European Textile Masterpieces from Coptic Times through the Nineteenth Century, September 27, 1989–January 22, 1990.
Art Institute of Chicago, The Ancient Americas: Art from Sacred Landscapes, October 10, 1992–January 3, 1993, cat. 214; travelled to Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, February 4-April 18, 1993, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, June 6-August 15, 1993 (Chicago only).
Christa C. Mayer-Thurman, “Recent Textile Accessions,” Calendar of the Art Institute of Chicago 66, 2 (November-December 1972), pp. 6-7, fig. 1.
Anne Paul, “Paracas Necropolis Textiles: Symbolic Visions of Coastal Peru,” in The Ancient Americas: Art from Sacred Landscapes, exh. cat. ed. Richard F. Townsend (Art Institute of Chicago, 1992), p. 278, color fig. 1.
Alan R. Sawyer, Early Nasca Needlework (Laurence King Publishing, 1997), pp. 111-13, color fig. 81.