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Wari, Middle Horizon
AD 650-800
105.41 cm x 113.98 cm (41 1/2 in. x 44 7/8 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. 65, cat. 362.

Bergh, Susan E. and Justin Jennings 2012 The History of Inquiry into the Wari and Their Arts. In Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes, Susan E. Bergh, ed., pp. 5-27. Thames & Hudson; The Cleveland Museum of Art, New York; Cleveland. p. 18, cat. 115, fig. 15.

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. 279-280, cat. 349, pl. CXLIV, CCLV.

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. 379-81, pl. 104.

Callaway, Carol and Susan E. Bergh 1996 Form and Rhythm: Ancient Andean Textiles at Dumbarton Oaks. Hali. The International Magazine of Antique Carpet and Textile Arts (89):84-91.

Heckman, Andrea M. 2003 Woven Stories: Andean Textiles and Rituals. 1st ed. University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque.

Natural History 1958 A Collection of Pre-Columbian Fine Art. Natural History 67 (3):126-135. p. 130-131.

Quilter, Jeffrey 2005 Treasures of the Andes: The Glories of Inca and Pre-Columbian South America. Duncan Baird, London.

Stone, Rebecca R. n.d. Technique and Form in Huari-Style Tapestry Tunics: The Andean Artist, A.D. 500-800. 4 vols. Ph.D. dissertation, Yale University, 1987. no. 67.

Exhibition History
"Flights of Fancy: Birds in Pre-Columbian Art" Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC, Oct. 1, 2009 - Feb. 28, 2010.

"Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes", Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX, 06/16/13 - 09/08/13.

Acquisition History
Purchased from Walram von Schoeler, New York (dealer), by Robert Woods Bliss, 1948.

Robert Woods Bliss Collection of Pre-Columbian Art, Washington, DC, 1948-1962.

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