SPECIAL ADVISORY: The Yale University Art Gallery is free and open to the public from Tuesday through Sunday. Masks and COVID-19 vaccination (including booster, if eligible) are required.Review our Visitor Policies

Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Textile Figure of a Man in a Striped Tunic

1000–1476

Cotton, camelid wool, reed? plain weave, warp stripe weave, wrapping, looping, twisting

25.4 cm (10 in.)
Gift of Erik Jacobsen
2019.1.1
Geography: 
Peru
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Andes, Chancay
Classification: 
Textiles
Provenance: 

Z. Macaw, to 1985; Erik Jacobsen Collection, to 2019; 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).

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.