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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Female Fiber Sculpture

1100–1470

Cotton, camelid wool, reed, and pigment

26.67 cm (10 1/2 in.)
Gift of Erik Jacobsen
2017.40.2
Geography: 
Made in Central Andes, Peru
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Central Andes, Central Coast, Chancay Culture
Period: 
Late Intermediate Period
Classification: 
Textiles
Provenance: 

Michael Higgins, to 1988; Erik Jacobsen Collection, to 2017; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Vanessa Drake Moraga, Shamans, Supernaturals and Animal Spirits: Mythic Figures from the Ancient Andes, 2 vols. (Larkspur, Calif.: OLOLO Press, 2016), ill.

“Acquisitions July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2017.pdf (accessed December 1, 2017).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.