University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 28551
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I
Culture Area: Andean
Locus: Found on breast same mummy
Section:American
Materials:Feather
Plant Fiber
Iconography:Human Figure
Length: 26.67cm
Width: 14.61cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number1732b - Field No SF

Description

Crown of feathers with human figures worked in them. Oblong plaque of twilled basket work covered on both faces with plain cloth: one face covered with feather mosaic design, narrow lengthwise border, both endswith center field occupied by two diamonds side by side each containing a feather-crowned and cloaked human figure.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Gift of Birds: The Featherwork of Native South American Peoples (16 Nov 1991 - 28 May 1994)View Objects in Exhibition

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