{ "objects" : [ { "embark_ID" : 23071, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/23071", "Disp_Access_No" : "PC.B.518", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "1450-1540 CE", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1450", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1540", "Disp_Title" : "All T'oqapu Tunic", "Alt_Title" : "Tunic with T'oqapu Designs", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "", "Sort_Artist" : "", "Disp_Dimen" : "90.2 cm x 77.15 cm (35 1/2 in. x 30 3/8 in.)", "Disp_Height" : "90.2 cm", "Disp_Width" : "77.15 cm", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "wool, cotton", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "wool, cotton", "Info_Page_Comm" : "This tunic of tapestry weave is believed to have been made for a member of the Inca royalty. Such tunics were typically woven as a long rectangle of cloth with a neck slit in the middle. The decoration is composed of small rectangular units, called T'oqapu, arranged in regular rows that cover the entire garment. There are twenty-three basic geometric design patterns, and only one (black and white checkerboard) is a recognizable depiction of a tunic. ", "Dedication" : "Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Pre-Columbian Collection, Washington, DC.", "Copyright_Type" : "", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "", "Creation_Place2" : "Inka", "Department" : "Pre-Columbian Collection", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "Late Horizon", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "<span>NGA number 447 / Bliss number B-518.PT / DO number PC.B.518 (57.373, 63.424)<br/><br/>In 1964 an all t''ocapu rug inspired in this objects was weave in Germany by Georg Storkenmaier who send a letter explaining that he found a picture of the a publication an made it in about 470 hours using 110,656 knots. The rug measure 2.67 x 2.41 meters and a photo of it was provided (see dossier).<br/><br/>The dossier indicate that this object was exhibit at: "The Arts of Latin America", UNESCO Traveling Exhibitions, Paris, 1977. But the catalogue of that exhibit not only indicate that this was a photographic, slide and reproduction exhibith but also no picture of this object is present on that publication (see N 6502.A87 1977 in the library). <br/><br/>On Exhibit from january 2013 to january 2014<br/><br/>On May 11, 2015 Andrew Hamilton sent pictures os the close up of 4 Toqapus of the tunic. This were published in the Vol. 2, No 12, December 1950 edition of the magazine Americas (from the Organization of American States) with the quote: "Detail of ancient tapestry poncho from Peru in the Robert Woods Bliss Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C." This is the earliest information we have aboit the object being in the RWB PC collection (see 3 pictures in surrogate list). <br/><br/>On February 2022, email from Andrew Hamilton: <span style="font-family:''Calibri'';font-size:11pt">For some time, I have been working with Shannon Morelli at the National Gallery to determine what additional paperwork they have documenting the Dumbarton Oaks tunic. Juan Antonio, you know about the Dec 1950 publication of it in <span style="font-style:italic">Américas </span>that, to my knowledge, had established Bliss''s earliest ownership of it. Well, Shannon has just located what appears to be the first incoming receipt for the tunic at the National Gallery, dated June 14, 1949. This pushes back Bliss''s ownership of the tunic by more than a year and a half! I believe she is going to send you the scans for your files, Juan Antonio.</span><br/></span>", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/PC.B.518.S2.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/PC.B.518.S2.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/PC.B.518.S2.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/PC.B.518.S2.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "0", "_SurrogateID" : "36", "Image_Type" : "", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/PC.B.518.S1.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/PC.B.518.S1.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/PC.B.518.S1.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/PC.B.518.S1.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "19707", "Image_Type" : "", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/PC.B.518.S2.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/PC.B.518.S2.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/PC.B.518.S2.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/PC.B.518.S2.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "0", "_SurrogateID" : "19790", "Image_Type" : "", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] }, ] }