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Tapestry Fragment

Wari, Middle Horizon
AD 650-800
33.34 cm x 16.51 cm (13 1/8 in. x 6 1/2 in.)
wool, cotton

Not on view


Benson, Elizabeth P. 1963 Handbook of the Robert Woods Bliss Collection of Pre-Columbian Art. Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, Washington, D.C., p. 70, cat. 392.

Bliss, Robert Woods 1947 Indigenous Art of the Americas: Collection of Robert Woods Bliss. National Gallery of Art; Smithsonian institution, Washington, D.C.,., p. 41, cat. 230.

Bliss, Robert Woods 1957 Pre-Columbian Art: The Robert Woods Bliss Collection. Text and Critical Analyses by S. K. Lothrop, Joy Mahler and William F. Foshag. Phaidon, New York. p. 281, cat. 355, pl. CLI.

Boone, Elizabeth Hill (ED.) 1996 Andean Art at Dumbarton Oaks. Pre-Columbian Art at Dumbarton Oaks; No. 1. Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C. vol. 2, p. 395-6, pl. 110.

Stone, Rebecca R. n.d. Technique and Form in Huari-Style Tapestry Tunics: The Andean Artist, A.D. 500-800. Ph.D. Dissertation, Yale University, 1987. 4 vols., no. 73c.

Stuart, George E. 2001 Ancient Pioneers: The First Americans. National Geographic Society, Washington, D.C. p. 174.

Exhibition History
"Indigenous Art of the Americas", National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, April 1947 to July 1949 and February 1954 to July 1962.

"Flights of Fancy: Birds in Pre-Columbian Art" Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC, 10/1/2009 - 2/28/2010.

Acquisition History
Formerly in the Pardo Collection (Buenos Aires)

Formerly in the Marc Rosenberg Collection, Berlin.

Purchased from Hermann Ball & Paul Graupe, Berlin (auction house), by Robert Woods Bliss, 1929.

Robert Woods Bliss Collection of Pre-Columbian Art, Washington, DC, 1929-1962.

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Pre-Columbian Collection, Washington, DC.