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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
Not on view
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

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 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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