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1947

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Sling (Peru)

This is a Sling. It is dated 700–900 and we acquired it in 1947. Its medium is maguey fibers and its technique is braided. It is a part of the Textiles department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of Marie Torrance Hadden.

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 16 x 5 cm (6 5/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Sling (Peru); maguey fibers; H x W: 16 x 5 cm (6 5/16 x 1 15/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Marie Torrance Hadden; 1947-31-1

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