Black mantle with border in middle 1935.32.0069

An anthropomorphic figure with a painted face, apparently wearing a short belted tunic, as well as headpiece, a feather headdress, round hair pendants, a necklace, bracelets and anklets. It is holding a fan in one hand and in the other a striped stave and an unidentified object. Twisted bands terminating in serpent heads emerge from its mouth and waist.

Material and technique

Embroidered with woollen yarn on plain-woven cotton fabric. The embroidery is in stem-stitch in colour-field style. The mantle is made up of two large pieces and a narrower one sewn together. Down the sides are points sewn in blanket stitch round a support thread. The border is sewn without a ground weave.

Dating and origin

Paracas Necropolis, Intermedio Temprano 2 (c. 100 AD – 200 AD)

Facts

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Size 210x143 cm
Item number 1935.32.0069
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Category Mantle