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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
1980.12.5
Geography: 
Central Andes, Peru
Culture: 
Central Andes, Paracas
Period: 
Early Horizon
Classification: 
Textiles
Provenance: 

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

Bibliography: 

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

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.

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.

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.