A Large and Spectacular Chimu Panel Peru, c. 1...
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DescriptionA Large and Spectacular Chimu Panel
Peru, c. 1100 – 1460
This opulently colored textile of dyed camelid fibers has sixteen characteristic Chimu frontal personages, eight on one side disposed in the opposite direction from the other eight. Each standing figure has three fingers and toes and is beautifully constructed from cubistic shapes in different colors. A monkey with body in profile but head frontal appears on both sides of each figure. All on a rich burgundy colored ground. In good condition, appropriate for age, origin, and mediums. Mounted to linen and enclosed in a Plexiglas box.
James W. Reid, The Lee M. Elman Collection of Peruvian Pre-Columbian Textiles, 2007, Editorial Ausonia, Lima, Peru, detail on page 26.
Dimensions: 66 x 14 inches
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