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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Fragment from a Hanging or a Shroud

400–200 B.C.

Cotton; painted with purple dye extracted from the Conchalepas shellfish

30.48 × 58.42 cm (12 × 23 in.)
Gift of Erik Jacobsen
2017.40.19
Geography: 
Andes Mountains
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Andes, Paracas
Period: 
Early Horizon
Classification: 
Textiles
Provenance: 

Erik Jacobsen Collection, to 2017; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

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.