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Art of the Ancient Americas
Maker: Unknown

Bag with Staff Bearers

A.D. 500–800

Camelid wool and cotton

5 1/4 × 6 in. (13.34 × 15.24 cm) other (width at top of purse): 4 1/2 in. (11.43 cm)
Gift of the Rubin-Ladd Foundation under the bequest of Ester R. Portnow
2018.19.1
Geography: 
Made in Central Andes, Peru
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Central Andes, Wari
Period: 
Middle Horizon
Classification: 
Textiles
Provenance: 

Consigned by and ex-collection of Peter J. Lewis, Ridgefield, CT, bought 1964.
Purchased from Throckmorton Fine Art Inc., at the Winter Antiques Fair, February 2009.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2018.pdf (accessed December 1, 2018).

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.