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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Band from a Tunic

1000–1375

Cotton, camelid wool; slit tapestry weave

21.59 × 10.16 cm (8 1/2 × 4 in.)
Gift of Erik Jacobsen
2019.1.18
Geography: 
Made in Central Andes, Peru
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Central Andes, Lambayeque Culture
Period: 
Late Intermediate Period
Classification: 
Textiles
Provenance: 

Michael Andrews, to 1991; 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.