Chancay Textile with Felines

An Pre-Columbian Chancay woven cloth textile depicting two stylized jaguars in profile, each with a single visible eye and large bifurcated tail; with added details in crimson; between two bands of meander patterns with tassels below.

Peru, Central Coast.
Ca. 1100 -1400 AD.
Matted and framed, height of frame: 25 1/4 ijn. (64 cm).Height of textile: 16 in. (41 cm).

The Chancay are perhaps most famous for their textiles, which moved easily throughout the Andean region. Textiles that have come from Chancay tombs include elaborate tapestry, embroidery and painted cloths that share similar visual elements with the textiles of the Chimu and Chan Chan.

Formerly in a Chicago private collection; previously with B.C. Holland Gallery, Chicago, Illinois; subsequently with Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago.
Inv#: 8576
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