1460–1625 (radiocarbon date, 95.4% probability
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Cotton; plain weave, brocaded
Overall: 124.5 x 31.7 cm (49 x 12 1/2 in.); Mounted: 172.7 x 148.6 cm (68 x 58 1/2 in.)
Norman O. Stone and Ella A. Stone Memorial Fund 2005.5.4
The Chimú forged an empire that thrived until the 1460s, when the Inka incorporated it into their own imperial domain.
This garment may have been found with others in the collection that formed a matched set worn by a noble of the Chimú, who rose to power on Peru’s north coast after 1000 AD.
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