Band with Tassels

1455–1625 (radiocarbon date, 95% probability)
Location: not on view
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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 the year 1000.
Band with Tassels

Band with Tassels

1455–1625 (radiocarbon date, 95% probability)

Peru, North Coast, Chimú style, 1200-1460s

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