Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Tunic Section

7th–9th century
Camelid hair, cotton
H. 19 7/8 x W. 40 3/4in. (50.5 x 103.5cm)
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979
Accession Number:
Not on view
[Julius Carlebach Gallery, New York, until 1953]; Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York, 1953, on loan to The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1956–1978

Bennett, Wendell C. Ancient Arts of the Andes: Museum of Modern Art, New York, in collaboration with the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco [and] the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. New York: Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1954, pp. 13, 76a, figs. 5, 85.

Bird, Junius B. Art of Ancient Peru: Selected Works from the Collection. New York: Museum of Primitive Art, 1958, no. 9.

Museum of Primitive Art. Masterpieces in the Museum of Primtive Art: Africa, Oceania, North America, Mexico, Central to South America, Peru. Handbook series. New York, NY: Museum of Primitive Art, 1965.

Newton, Douglas. Masterpieces of Primitive Art: The Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978, p. 184.

de Lavalle, José Antonio, ed. Cultura Precolombinas, Huari: Coleccion Arte y Tesoros del Peru. Lima: Banco de Credito del Peru, 1984, p. 57.

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