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Tapestry-Woven Mantle Corner

Chancay, Late Intermediate Period
1200-1470 CE
22.54 cm x 24.8 cm (8 7/8 in. x 9 3/4 in.)
wool, cotton

Not on view


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, 157, cat. 227.

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. 283, cat. 367, pl. CLIX.

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. 442-3, pl. 127.

Cahill, Holger 1933 American Sources of Modern Art. Museum of Modern Art, New York. no. 228.

Means, Philip Ainsworth 1931 Ancient Civilizations of the Andes. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. p. 499-500, fig. 184.

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

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

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.