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A work made of cotton, plain weave; painted.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of cotton, plain weave; painted.

Date:

A.D. 1000/1476

Artist:

Chancay
Central coast, Peru

About this artwork

This vibrantly painted panel depicts paired felines and fish on either side of a central human figure, an image that also appears upon the distinctive black-and-white Chancay ceramics made during the same time period. Although the artist was working with a common motif, the individual’s hand and creativity are discernible through the variations in line thickness and intensity of color. With only a single colorant, the artist was able to create multiple forms through the use of a defining, colorless outline. This reserve-outline-painting technique is similar to the resist-dying method used for the covering cloth that is also on display within this case.

On View

Arts of the Americas, Gallery 58

Artist

Chancay

Title

Panel

Origin

Peru

Date

1000–1476

Medium

Cotton, plain weave; painted

Dimensions

101.9 x 62.9 cm (40 1/8 x 24 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Bruce J. Graham

Reference Number

1964.1123

Extended information about this artwork

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