Sacrifice

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Title

Sacrifice

Description

Two nude captives, with their hands tied behind their backs and their weapon bundles at their sides, can be seen in the lower right of this painting. Their throats are being cut to drain their blood, which is consumed from tall goblets by the priests and priestesses above, each of whom is dressed in prescribed ritual vestments.

Creator

Donna McClelland (artist)
Christopher B. Donnan (collector)

Source

Moche Archive. Drawing 92

Publisher

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection

Date

Vessel: Moche 100 - 800 CE
Drawing: McClelland mid-1960s - mid 1990s

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Citation

Donna McClelland (artist), "Sacrifice," in Capturing Warfare: Enemies and Allies in the Pre-Columbian World, Item #17, http://images.doaks.org/warfare/items/show/17 (accessed August 10, 2022).

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