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Lot 58, Auction 5/30/2017: Beautiful Inca Textile Coca Bag Panel

Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, Inca culture, ca. 1100 to 1532 CE. This earthen-toned textile bag fragment is comprised of tightly-woven fibers in gold, umber, crimson, maroon, cream, and brown hues. The composition is comprised of four vertical columns of checkerboard-style parallelogram patterning, and three full columns of brown and grey fibers in between. Each row of red/brown colored squares used to be red, but the colors have faded over time. Mounted on a fabric-lined cardboard backing. Size: 11.4" L x 11.75" W (29 cm x 29.8 cm).

Condition: Some fraying along peripheries, pigmentation fading, minor staining, and minor loss to lower corner.

Provenance: private Slavin collection, acquired in Peru and Bolivia from 1971 to 1972

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