Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Peru
  • necktie, late 1800s–1966
  • Where object was made: Peru
  • cloth, decal?
  • Object Length/Width: 113 x 5.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 44 1/2 x 2 1/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5474

The thin purple tie of a satin-like material is wider at one end and has a pointed bottom. There is an image of the crucified Christ with a green crown and blue cloth at the hips on the cross with an INRI sign at the top. There is a standing woman in a red dress with a blue scarf and a cross on the facing left side of the image, and a kneeling figure in the same colors on the facing right side of the image. There is a portion of a bearded man above the cross. The image is within an arch of light green rope-like design with two winged angel figures at the bottom. There is dark yellow around the outer perimeter. The text at the bottom reads: N.S. [probably stands for Nuestro Senor] DE LOS MILA.