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Featured Peruvian Textiles
Nasca Ornament Depicting a Human Head
Early Intermediate-Middle Horizon
ca. 200 - 1000
1 1/16 x 1 x 7/32 in. (2.7 x 2.5 x 0.6 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
South America, Peru
Unclassifiable Artifacts; Artifact Remnants; Cloth Fragments
Ward M. Canaday Collection
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Early Intermediate Period
- The fourth of the seven main chronological phases recognized in Andean archaeology, generally dating 200-600 CE.
- Representations of the heads of humans, animals, or mythical or legendary beings.
- The fifth of the seven main chronological phases recognized in Andean archaeology, generally dating 600-1000 CE.
- Of or belonging to the nation of Peru or its people.
- General term for carpets, fabrics, costume, or other works made of textile materials, which are natural or synthetic fibers created by weaving, felting, knotting, twining, or otherwise processing. For works of art or high craft that employ textile as a medium, prefer "textile art (visual works)."
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