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Wari, Middle Horizon
AD 650-800
111.5 cm x 104 cm (43 7/8 in. x 40 15/16 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. 388.

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, cat. 352, pl. CXLVIII.

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. 384-6, pl. 106.

Means, Philip Ainsworth 1931 Ancient Civilizations of the Andes. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. p. 492-493, fig. 178.

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. 30.

Exhibition History
"American Sources of Modern Art", Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, 5/10 - 6/30/1933 (catalogue # 227).

"Ancient American Art", Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA, April - June 1942; M. H. De Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA, July - August 1942; Portland Museum of Art, Portland, OR, September - October 1942 (catalogue # 71).

"Indigenous Art of the Americas", National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, April 1947 to June 1949.

"The Collector's Microbe: Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss and the Dumbarton Oaks Collections," Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC, 4/9/- 11/9/2008.

Acquisition History
Formerly in the collection of Herman A. Elsberg (collector), New York.

Purchased at a sale at the Rosenberg Gallery, New York (dealer), by Robert Woods Bliss, March 22, 1939.

Robert Woods Bliss Collection of Pre-Columbian Art, Washington, DC, 1939-1962.

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