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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:

1000/1476

Artist:

Chancay
Central coast, Peru

About this artwork

This vibrantly painted panel depicts a central figure framed by felines and fish. The figure wears a crescent headdress on a trapezoidal head while spindly limbs extend from its robustly rounded triangular torso. Although the artist was working with common motifs, 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.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Culture

Chancay

Title

Panel

Origin

Peru

Date

Made 1000–1476

Medium

Cotton, plain weave; painted

Dimensions

101.9 × 62.9 cm (40 1/8 × 24 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Bruce J. Graham

Reference Number

1964.1123

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