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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Border

100 B.C.–A.D. 100

Camelid wool, cotton; plain weave, stem-stitch embroidery (color-block style)

35.56 × 5.08 cm (14 × 2 in.)
Gift of Erik Jacobsen
2019.1.81
Geography: 
Andes Mountains
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Andes, Paracas culture
Classification: 
Textiles
Provenance: 

Sothbey's, May 1990, lot 254;
Erik Jacobsen Collection, to 2019; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Junius B. Bird and Louisa Bellinger, Paracas Fabrics and Nazca Needlework: 3rd Century B.C.–3rd Century A.D. (Washington, D.C.: Textile Museum, George Washington University, 1954), pl. XII, XLVIII (91.340, a,b,c).

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