12 November 2004
A LATE PARACAS/EARLY PROTO-NAZCA TEXTILE FRAGMENT
ca. 600-100 B.C.
Woven in cotton and camelid wool on a natural ground with twelve rows of long beaked birds, in reversed registers, each avian with distinctive tail and wing plumage, large staring eye surrounded with white feathers, pecking on a corn cob, the added borders embroidered with similar avians; in shaded red, blue, carmine pink, tan, black, white and green.
14 1/2 x 13 in. (31.5 x 37 cm.)
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