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Tapestry Fragment
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Item Details
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Culture
Peru, North Coast, Lambayeque (Sicán) people
Title
Tapestry Fragment
Work Type
Textile
Date
700-1370s
Material
camelid fiber and cotton, tapestry weave
Measurements
Overall: 40 x 17.2 cm (15 3/4 x 6 3/4 in.)
Description
The prominent figure duplicated on this brightly colored fragment is known today simply as a “Lord,” a term that reveals uncertainty about his identity but confidence in his prestige, conveyed in part by his elaborate headdress. Whether a king or a deity, he was crucially important to the north coast Lambayeque (lahm-buy-yek-kay) (Sicán) people, who portrayed him repeatedly in many media and objects. The geometric motif that repeats in the nine central squares is unidentified.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: T - Pre-Columbian
Department: Textiles
Gallery: 232 Andean
John L. Severance Fund
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
1991.223_full.tif
SSID
24619997

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