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Rare Pachacamac Textile Panel - Coatimundi

Lot 0495
**Originally Listed At $950**

Pre-Columbian, South Coast Peru, Pachacamac culture, ca. 1000 CE. A wonderful rectangular textile panel comprised of tightly-woven natural cotton fibers in hues of coffee and cream. Displayed on the textile panel are a pair of stylized coatimundi (or coati) in profile with slender fingers and toes on bent arms and legs, a wide chest with frilled fur along the spine, bushy tails, and elongated heads with enormous ovoid eyes and rounded snouts. The raccoon-like coatimundi was easily tamed in domestic contexts, and its humorous antics made it a popular pet among the ancients of the Americas. A modern textile panel beneath illustrates how each creature would have appeared if fully intact. Mounted atop a fabric-lined wooden frame. Size: 20.9" W x 7.875" H (53.1 cm x 20 cm).

Provenance: private Hawaii, USA collection; ex-private H.J. Westermann collection, Germany

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#143324

Condition

Original textile is sewn against a modern panel with added brown fragments to complete imagery. Losses to several sections or interior and periphery of original textile, with light fading and staining to original coloration. Original imagery is still clear.

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Rare Pachacamac Textile Panel - Coatimundi

Estimate $1,800 - $2,700Oct 17