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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Votive in the Form of a Chili Pepper

A.D. 100–300

Applied feathers over fiber core

8.89 × 12.7 cm (3 1/2 × 5 in.)
Gift of Erik Jacobsen
2019.1.76
Geography: 
Geography Andes Mountains
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Andes, Early Nasca culture
Classification: 
Textiles
Provenance: 

Erik Jacobsen Collection, to 2019; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Anne Paul, ed., Paracas Art and Architecture: Object and Context in South Coastal Peru (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1991), fig. 9.14.

Alan R. Sawyer, Early Nasca Needlework (London: Lawrence King, 1997), fig. 121–25.

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.