Fine Chimu Slit-Tapestry Textile  Panel with Ten Figures

14990. Fine Chimu Slit-Tapestry Textile Panel with Ten Figures

Peru, Central Coast, Late Intermediate Period, Ca. 1100 - 1550 A.D.

Fine tightly woven, multicolor textile depicting ten standing warriors, each wearing elaborate, stepped headdress, holding two clubs or spears and wearing geometric pattern ponchos. Stylized fish on each side of the headdress, each figure is divided by a wave pattern border. A few very minor stains and slight tattering to bottom panel, missing lower border.   Size: 71 ”L. x 4-1/2”W. Frame is 82" x 12-1/2".
Overall excellent condition. Custom sewn to a cloth backing and mounted on a wooden stretcher, custom framed and matte under glass. A beautiful, high quality example.
Provenance: Private NYC physicians collection. Estate collection of Miss Kate Kemper, London, acquired 1950s.


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