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Blue And Yellow Panel

Wari, Middle Horizon
810-970 CE
69.6 cm x 198.8 cm (27 3/8 in. x 78 1/4 in.)
feathers, 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. 72, cat. 409.

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. 417-8, pl. 120.


Kauffmann Doig, Federico and Ramón Mujica Pinilla 2004 Las Plumas Del Sol Y Los Ángeles De La Conquista [Feathers of the Sun and Angels of the Conquest]. Banco de Crédito del Perú, Lima. p. 23, similar piece.

Reid, James W. 2005 Magic Feathers: Textile Art from Ancient Peru. Textile & Art Publications, London. p. 268-269, cat. 98, fig. 125, similar piece.

Reina, Ruben E. and Kenneth M. Kensinger 1991 The Gift of Birds: Featherwork of Native South American Peoples. University Museum Monograph; 75. University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. p. 12, cat. 46-24-5, fig. 1.24, similar piece.

Thomas Gibson Fine Art Ltd. 1990 Feather Masterpieces of the Ancient Andean World: 26th September-2nd November 1990. Thomas Gibson Fine Art Ltd., London. pl. 31, similar piece.

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

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

Acquisition History
Formerly in the collection of Eleanor Lothrop (collector), 1943-1960

Purchased from Eleanor Lothrop (collector), by Robert Woods Bliss, 1960.

Robert Woods Bliss Collection of Pre-Columbian Art, Washington, DC, 1960-1962.

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

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