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Cochineal Red: The Art History of a Color

Cochineal Red: The Art History of a Color

Phipps, Elena
48 pages
77 illustrations
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Elena Phipps

Met Art in Publication

Red-Dyed Length of Linen, Linen, hematite
ca. 1981–1975 B.C.
Textile with Stripes and Confronted Birds, Woven silk: warp-faced compound plain weave, China
Mask, Jadeite, Olmec
900–400 BCE
Textile Fragment, Chavín artist(s), Cotton, refined iron earth pigments, Chavin
Chavín artist(s)
4th–3rd century BCE
Fragment of a quiver (?), Leather (cattle hide), dye (red madder)
ca. 2124–1981 B.C.
Textile fragment, Wool, cotton, Sasanian
ca. 6th century CE
Glass situla (bucket) with silver handles, Glass with silver handles, Greek
late 4th–early 3rd century BCE
Textile Fragment, Wool, linen; plain weave, tapestry weave
3rd–4th century
Four strips with embroidered goats, Wool, cotton (braided wool with cotton embroidery)
ca. 2nd century BCE–1st century CE
Textile Fragment with Confronted Deer in Partial Pearl Roundel with Serrated Outer Border, Silk, Eastern Iran or Sogdiana
8th–9th century
The Institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper with St. Peter and St. Paul, Feathers and colored paper on wood, gilt wood frame, Mexican
mid-16th century
Mantle, Camelid hair, Ocucaje
2nd–1st century BCE
Textile Fragment, Camelid hair, Recuay
4th–6th century
Border Fragment, Camelid hair, cotton, Paracas
1st century BCE–2nd century CE
Coca Bag, Camelid hair, cotton, Moche
5th–7th century
Tunic, Camelid hair, cotton, Moche-Wari
7th–9th century
Tunic Fragment, Camelid hair, cotton, Wari
7th–9th century
Shirt, Camelid fiber, cotton, Chimú
Bag Tassel, Camelid hair, cotton, Inca
15th–16th century
Tunic with Diamond Band, Camelid hair, cotton, Inca
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