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Item Details
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Culture
Peru, South Coast, Ica Valley, Ocucaje site, Paracas style (700 BC-AD1)
Title
Mummy Bundle "Mask"
Work Type
Textile
Date
200 BC-1
Material
plain warp-faced cloth, painted: cotton
Measurements
Overall: 58.5 x 18.8 cm (23 1/16 x 7 3/8 in.)
Description
The Paracas people of Peru's South Coast buried their dead in pear-shaped mummy bundles made of a seated human body carefully wrapped in garments and other textiles. Sometimes a painted cloth was placed at the top of the bundle, as though it served as the bundle's face, head, or "mask." The cloth was padded on the back so it curved outward like a face, and the tress-like yarns (unwoven warps) at the upper edge were arranged around a solid cotton disk that, in turn, was wrapped with a headband. Some cloths were painted with mask-like faces, and others with full figures, apparently mythical creatures.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: T - Pre-Columbian
Department: Textiles
Provenance: Emery May Holden Norweb [1895-1984] and Raymond Henry Norweb [1894-1983], Cleveland OH, 1940, given to the Cleveland Museum of Art
The Norweb Collection
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the Artstor Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1940.522_full.tif
SSID
24588984

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