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Shirt

Date:
1300–1470
Geography:
Peru
Culture:
Chimú
Medium:
Camelid fiber, cotton
Dimensions:
H. 19 1/2 x W. 44 1/2 in. (49.5 x 113 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Woven
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.206.595
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 359
Male attire in the Chimú period consisted of a relatively wide shirt worn over an elaborate loincloth. The finest examples were produced as sets, complete with a matching turban.
[Guillermo Salazar, New York, until 1957]; Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York, 1957, on loan to the Museum of Primitive Art, 1957–1978

Art of Oceania, Africa, and the Americas from the Museum of Primitive Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1969, no. 525.

Rowe, Ann P. Costumes and Featherwork of the Lords of Chimor: Textiles from Peru's North Coast. Washington, DC: Textile Museum, 1984, p. 39, 2.

Pillsbury, Joanne, James Doyle, Juliet Wiersema, and Patricia Joan Sarro. Design for Eternity: Architectural Models from the Ancient Americas. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2015.



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