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Textile panel with depiction of a deity assisting a llama giving birth

Textile panel with depiction of a deity assisting a llama giving birth

Textile panel with depiction of a deity assisting a llama giving birth

Camelid fiber, cotton, pigment; tapestry

H: 21.5; W: 25 cm

Gift of Charles and Valerie Diker, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum

Accession number:

B14.1950

Arts/Americas

In this narrative textile, the Lambayeque Principal Deity holds a llama as it gives birth. The llama’s body is patterned with alternating black and cream-colored footprints. Flanking the god are four attendants shown in profile; three of them have llama motifs on their headdresses.