An ancient golden tunic

From Peru's northern-central coast

Tunic (8th-14th century) by Cultures of the north-central coastMudec - Museum of Cultures

This tunic, dating back to between the 8th and 14th centuries, comes from Peru's northern-central coast.

Metal tesserae were stitched onto an ancient piece of fabric made up of at least two separate pieces sewn together to form a garment with a front and a back.

The neckline is decorated with sixteen rectangular and one round tesserae, all in gold.

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