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Wari, Middle Horizon
AD 650-800
119.54 cm x 112.08 cm (47 1/16 in. x 44 1/8 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. 69, cat. 387.

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. 280-281, cat. 353, pl. CXLIX.

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. 382-4, pl. 105.

Cook, Anita G. 1996 The Emperor's New Clothes: Symbols of Royalty, Hierarchy, and Identity. Journal of the Steward Anthropological Society 24 (Special Issue: Structure, Knowledge and Representation in the Andes: Studies Presented to Tom Reiner Zuidema on the Occasion of His 70th Birthday):85-120. p. 93, 117, fig. 7.

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. 26.

Exhibition History
"Clothing for the Afterlife" Dumbarton Oaks, Washington DC, 10/7/2015 - 5/22/2016.

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.