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Lot 86B: Large Pre-Columbian Textile Panel - Chancay
October 27, 2016
Louisville, CO, USALive Auction
Pre-Columbian, Central Coast of Peru, Chancay, ca. 1000 to 1300 CE. A finely woven textile of golden native cotton threads, the long band woven with repeating diagonal registers containing abstract, stylized animorphic forms, an upper trim featuring a row of repeated diamond-shaped eye-like motifs, and a generous fringe below. Sewn to a natural canvas backing. Size: textile measures 46" L x 10" H (116.8 cm x 25.4 cm); linen backing 65.6" L x 13" H (166.6 cm x 33 cm)
Provenance: Ex - Romero collection (Ask andrew fro specifics) - provenance not good enough
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Condition Report: Minor losses as shown and a bit of fading to textile as shown. Canvas backing shows minor staining. Overall very good.