Wool (camelid), 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
Extended information about this artwork
Richard Townsend, Indian Art of the Americas at The Art Institute of Chicago (The Art Institute of Chicago with Yale University Press, 2016), pp. 270 (detail) and 285, cat 277.
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.
Art Institute of Chicago, Selected Textile Acquisitions Since 1967, July 10, 1972–April 30, 1973
The Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, May 29- September 11, 1985
Art Institute of Chicago, European Textile Masterpieces from Coptic Times through the Nineteenth Century, September 27, 1989–January 22, 1990
The Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, August 25, 1989- February 27, 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)
Art Institute of Chicago, Department of African and Amerindian Art, Gallery 136, September 27, 2011-April 10, 2012
Sold Puttick & Simpson, London, October 5, 1933, lot 15, to John Wise, New York. Sold by him to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1970.