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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Textile Pendant of a llama (?)

ca. A.D. 1000

Camelid wool, cactus spines; weft-face weave, braiding

22.86 × 5.08 cm (9 × 2 in.)
Gift of Erik Jacobsen
2017.40.10
Geography: 
Made in Andes Mountains
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Andes, Wari-related, North or Central Coast
Period: 
Middle Horizon
Classification: 
Textiles
Provenance: 

Michael Andrews; 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).

“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.