Tunic Fragment Artist: Unknown

A.D. 650–900

Art of the Ancient Americas

Not on view

The Huari, central highlanders, reigned over the Andes and the desert coasts from A.D. 700–1000. During this era, regional styles were submerged while Huari iconography surfaced on artworks from north to south. The Huari "staff figure" occurs everywhere, running across stone monuments, textiles, and ceramics. On this textile, he throws his head back and gazes upward with an octagonal eye.


Wool over cotton tapestry


6 1/8 × 23 3/4 in. (15.6 × 60.3 cm)

Credit Line

Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Gift of Mrs. William H. Moore

Accession Number



Middle Horizon


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Bought in N.Y. by Mrs. Moore.
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Object/Work type

clothing, fragments, human figures (visual works), textiles, tunics

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