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A work made of cotton and camelid wool, slit tapestry weave with eccentric wefts.
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  • A work made of cotton and camelid wool, slit tapestry weave with eccentric wefts.

Date:

1250/1470

Artist:

Possibly Chimú
Peru, Possibly north coast

About this artwork

Chimú artists commonly repeated abstract motifs in a regular pattern, as seen here in the arrangement of zoomorphic figures within three rows of squares bordered with motifs that suggest waves and stepped triangles. Some of the animal forms on the panel resemble splayed frogs; others resist identification. The staffs held by these creatures may connect them to the humanlike ones that frequently appear in Chimú textiles, such as this loincloth also in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Culture

Chimú

Title

Panel

Origin

Peru

Date

Made 1250–1470

Medium

Cotton and camelid wool, slit tapestry weave with eccentric wefts

Dimensions

57.5 × 54.3 cm (22 5/8 × 21 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Kate S. Buckingham Endowment

Reference Number

1955.1760

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