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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Mummy Mask

ca. 200 B.C.

Cotton; plain weave painted with tannin dyes, unwoven warp fringe.

28.58 × 45.72 cm (11 1/4 × 18 in.)
Gift of Erik Jacobsen
2017.40.16
Geography: 
Made in Central Andes, Peru
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Central Andes, Paracas, Ocucaje 9, Ica Valley
Period: 
Early Horizon to Early Intermediate Period
Classification: 
Textiles
Provenance: 

Erik Jacobsen Collection
Ex-Collection:Lou Slavitz Collection

Bibliography: 

“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.