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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Ceremonial Sling

1200–1450

Camelid wool; braiding, cross-knit looping

215.9 cm (85 in.)
figures at each end: 20.3 cm (8 in.)
Gift of Erik Jacobsen
2019.1.4
Geography: 
Andes Mountains
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Andes, Central Coast culture (Chancay?)
Classification: 
Textiles
Provenance: 

David Bernstein, to 1989; 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), ill.

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.