Mummy Mask Textile Decorated with an Oculate Being

Unidentified Paracas maker


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600 BCE-100 CE

Cotton cloth with pigment

Overall: 6 5/16 × 7 5/16 in. (16 × 18.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Frederick E. and Constance M. Landmann



Place Made: South Coast region, Peru, South America


1000 BCE-1 CE

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Research Area


Textiles and Costumes

Not on view

Exhibition History

Oculate Beings and Horrible Birds: Image and Meaning in Ancient Andean Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, March 30, 1999-November 5, 2000, no. 18.


Collected by Frederick E. (1907-2003) and Constance M. (1912-2011) Landmann, Hanover, New Hampshire; given to present, 1987.

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