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Ornamental mantle with pelican motifs

Ornamental mantle with pelican motifs

Ornamental mantle with pelican motifs

Cotton, camelid fiber, pigment; gauze and brocading

H: 164; W: 164 cm

Gift of the Merrin Gallery, Inc., New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum

Accession number:

B02.1609

Arts/Americas

This large mantle is decorated with a grid of alternating light and dark squares containing large guanay birds surrounded by tiny frogs and oblique rows of stylized pelicans. The borders are decorated with diagonal rows of interlaced pelicans.