Central Coast Painted Peruvian TextileLate Intermediate Period
ca. 1000 - ca. 1476
Fiber and paint
42 in. x 89 1/2 in. (106.68 cm x 227.33 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2010.4.45
Other Number(s): XVI.1 (Temporary Number)
Geography: South America, Peru, Andes (Coast)
Classification: Unclassifiable Artifacts; Artifact Remnants; Cloth Fragments
Collection: Plass Collection
This object has the following keywords:
Animalia*, heads*, Late Intermediate Period*, painting*, Peruvian*, selvage*, Teuthida*, textiles*, wave pattern*
- Animalia - Kingdom containing multicellular organisms having cells bound by a plasma membrane and organized into tissue and specialized tissue systems that permit them to either move about in search of food or to draw food toward themselves. Unable to make their own food within themselves, as photosynthetic plants do, they rely on consuming preformed food. They possess a nervous system with sensory and motor nerves, enabling them to receive environmental stimuli and to respond with specialized movements.
- heads - Representations of the heads of humans, animals, or mythical or legendary beings.
- Late Intermediate Period - The sixth of the seven main chronological phases recognized in Andean archaeology, generally dating ca. 1000-1450 CE, following the collapse of Middle Horizon empires, including Tiahuanaco and Huari. During this time distinctive regional cultures emerged along the coast and in highland areas, including the Chimú empire. The political entities that developed during the late Intermediate Period were subsequently conquered by the Inca empire.
- painting - The art and practice of applying pigments suspended in water, oil, egg yolk, molten wax, or other liquid to a surface to create an expressive or communicative image. Paint is usually, but not always, applied with a brush. For the application of paint primarily to protect a surface or add a general color, use "painting (coating)."
- Peruvian - Of or belonging to the nation of Peru or its people.
- selvage - The longitudinal edge of a piece of textile closed by weft loops, often distinguished by warp ends differing from those in the body of the textile and sometimes by a change in the binding.
- Teuthida - Order of large number of 10-armed cephalopods found in both coastal and oceanic waters, characterized by having elongated tubular bodies and short compact heads. Two of the 10 arms have developed into long slender tentacles with expanded ends and four rows of suckers with toothed, horny rings. The body of most squids is strengthened by a feathery-shaped, internal shell composed of a horny material. Squid eyes are very complex and set into the sides of the head.
- textiles - 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)."
- wave pattern - Decorative pattern consisting of wavy lines or other series of generally wavelike forms. For the specific running patterns of successive, connected spirals, use "wave scrolls."
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
- Peruvian Paintings by Unknown Artists 800 BC to 1700 AD Center for Inter-American Relations , Sep 12, 1973 – Nov 11, 1973
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
- Junius Bouton Bird, Peruvian Paintings by Unknown Artists 800 BC to 1700 AD Center for Inter-American Relations. New York, New York, 1973
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