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globo de aire caliente panel (hot air balloon panel)
  • Peru
  • globo de aire caliente panel (hot air balloon panel), 1966
  • Where object was made: Peru
  • paper, paint
  • Object Height/Width: 277 x 138 cm
    Object Height/Width: 109 1/16 x 54 5/16 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5524
Label Text

The very large yellow paper panel has a human figure painted on one side. The paper is cut in the shape of the painted figure, narrow around the head and largest near the elbows.

The figure's head is done in purple, the torso and arms in green and the legs in red. The figure has a green headdress or hair with a band of red, green and purple below. It has purple dangle earrings with red and green detail. The figure's eyes are green and there are red circles on its cheeks and purple marks on its chin that may indicate a beard.

The torso is outlined in green with breasts indicated in red with purple and green detail or tatoos. There are large purple scallops and dots and chevrons across the top of the chest and shoulders. There is a green, purple and red necklace above the scallops. There are two green triangles on the abdomen with purple and green lines between. Wide purple bands with circles are on each arm, the proper right has red and purple vertical marks below. There are red bands at the wrists. The hands appear to be in the figure's pockets. The shorts have a wide red waistband and red and green horizontal wavy lines. The short legs are undecorated and the feet are merely indicated.