Chimu Textile Panel

Chimu Textile Panel

A Pre-Columbian Chimu woven textile panel with three abstract birds and inverted human heads.

Ca. 800-1100 AD.
Height: 38 in. (96.5 cm).

The Chimu culture succeeded Moche culture on the north coast of Peru. Their capital was the city of Chan Chan. They had a highly developed pottery and metalwork industry. They were conquered by the Inca shortly before the Spanish arrival.

Formerly in a New York private collection.

Inv#: 6889


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