DescriptionGroup of Six Standing Figures on a Pillow
A.D. 1000 - 1350
Cotton and camelid fibers; Sticks
Height 15 in. Width 21 ¾ in. Depth 18 ¾ in.
Such groups of figures made of textiles arranged on a rudimentary reed framework and placed on pillow-like bases have been found in large numbers in the Peruvian Central Coast burial sites commonly designated as Chancay. Many appear to enact episodes from daily and ceremonial life. A further difficulty is the uncertainty whether or not most of those which reach North American collections were actually found in the groupings in which they are now exhibited. (A remarkable collection, which has a good chance of being as found, is held in the non-public section of the Amano Museum in Lima.) All of the visible components in this grouping are ancient and the overall condition is good for their age.
Bentley Dillard, Scottsdale, Arizona
William Siegal Galleries, Santa Fe: 2004 catalogue, item 36 (illustrated).
Siegal, William. Pre-Columbian Art. Santa Fe: William Siegal Galleries, 2004.
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