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Creator Nationality: Peru, Far South Coast, Pampa Ocoña, 7th-10th century
Creator Name-CRT: Peru, Far South Coast, Pampa Ocoña, 7th-10th century
Title: Blue and Yellow Feathered Panel
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 600
Creation End Date: 900
Creation Date: 600-900
Object Type: Textiles
Classification Term: Textile
Materials and Techniques: Papagayo macaw feathers knotted onto strings and stitched to cotton plaincloth; camelid fiber plaincloth upper tape
Dimensions: Overall: 81.3cm x 223.5cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 2002.93
Credit Line: Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund
Provenance: private collection in Lille, France, mid-1950s-1983; private collection in the U.S? 1983-1985; American Express corporate collection, New York City 1986-2002.
Style or Period: Peru, Far South Coast, Pampa Ocoña, 7th-10th century
Context: Of all the luxury textile types made in the ancient Andes, feathered cloth was one of the most esteemed. This large panel, covered with plumes of the blue-and-yellow macaw, was found with ninety-five others identical to it in an offering buried on Peru's southern desert coast. The panels' original function is mysterious. Many have ties that dangle from each upper corner, giving rise to speculation that the panels served as hangings. Together they would have covered a 2,000-square-foot area, transforming it into a ceremonial space of breathtaking brilliance and spectacle. But the panels may also have been made solely as an offering, a lavish sacrifice of precious materials, time, and labor to supernatural forces.
AMICA ID: CMA_.2002.93
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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