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Art of the Ancient Americas
Maker: Unknown

Mantle fragment

ca. 200 B.C.

Llama or alpaca wool embroidery, stem stitch

14.6 × 24 cm (5 3/4 × 9 7/16 in.)
Katharine Ordway Collection
Made in Central Andes, Peru
Not on view
Central Andes, Paracas
Early Horizon

Katharine Ordway, to 1980; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


Loretta N Staples, A Sense of Pattern: Textile Masterworks from the Yale University Art Gallery, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1981), 50, no. 46, ill.

“Acquisitions 1980,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 38, no. 2 (Winter 1982): 75.

Lesley K. Baier, The Katharine Ordway Collection, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1983), 119, 123, no. 125.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 322, ill.

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