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Fragment of A Hanging

Chimu, Late Intermediate Period
1400-1540 CE
31.75 cm x 67 cm (12 1/2 in. x 26 3/8 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. 74, cat. 416.

Bliss, Robert Woods 1947 Indigenous Art of the Americas: Collection of Robert Woods Bliss. National Gallery of Art; Smithsonian institution, Washington, D.C., p. 40, 156, cat. 224.

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. 284, cat. 369, pl. CLX.

Boone, Elizabeth Hill 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. 429-31, pl. 123.

Rowe, Ann Pollard 1999 Textiles Chimú [Chimu Textiles]. In Tejidos Milenarios Del Perú [Ancient Peruvian Textiles], José Antonio de Lavalle and Rosario de Lavalle de Cárdenas, eds., pp. 425-479. Colección Apu. Integra AFP, Lima.

Exhibition History
"Indigenous Art of the Americas", National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, April 1947 to May 1948 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
Acquired by Robert Woods Bliss before 1947

Robert Woods Bliss Collection of Pre-Columbian Art, Washington, DC, 1947-1962.

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