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Crown

Object Number:28549
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Pachacamac
Gravefield I
Culture Area: Andean
Locus: Found on the breast of a mummy.
Section:American
Materials:Feather
Height: 15.24 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:1731 - Field No SF

Description

Crown of feathers. Diagonally crossed fine splints, covered on both exterior and interior with finely woven cloth upon which is worked feather mosaic in two broad separated portions of uncoverd cloth. The design is of joined concentric diamonds, plain and stepped and similar half-diamonds along the borders. Of a style distinctive of north coast Chimu. Feathers: macaw, tanager, and unidentified.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

Bibliography:

[Book] Reina, Ruben E., and Kensinger, Kenneth M. 1991. The Gift of Birds: Featherwork of Native South American Peoples.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 13, fig. 1.25View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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