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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Pampas Cat Motif from a Mantle or Hanging

ca. A.D. 1300

Camelid wool; plain weave, embroidery

16.51 × 20.32 cm (6 1/2 × 8 in.)
Gift of Erik Jacobsen
2019.1.16
Geography: 
Made in Peru
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Andes, Chancay
Period: 
14th century
Classification: 
Textiles
Provenance: 

Andres Moraga, to 1988; 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.