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Ceramic ceremonial vessel that represents a combat scene ML001730

Moche style1 AD - 800 AD

Museo Larco

Museo Larco
Lima, Peru

This painted ceramic bottle represents a scene of ceremonial combat and ulterior procession of the defeated warriors. Moche warriors faced each other with clubs and shields. Combat was hand-to-hand and seems to have taken place in open areas like those found on the desert coast. When a warrior removed another’s helmet or grabbed his hair the combat was over. The defeated warrior was stripped and his weapons and clothes were wrapped in a bundle. The victors led the defeated warriors by ropes tied around their neck to their final destination: the place of sacrifice. (UH)Esta botella de cerámica pintada representa una escena de combate ceremonial y posterior procesión de los guerreros vencidos. Los guerreros Mochica se enfrentaban con sus porras y escudos. El combate era cuerpo a cuerpo, y parece que se llevaba a cabo en espacios abiertos tales como los desiertos costeños. Cuando un guerrero le quitaba su casco al otro y lo sujetaba por el cabello, el enfrentamiento terminaba. El guerrero vencido era despojado de su atuendo, y se hacía un atado con sus armas y vestidos. Los vencedores llevaban a los guerreros derrotados con cuerdas amarradas al cuello hacia su destino final: el sacrificio. (UH)

Details

  • Title: Ceramic ceremonial vessel that represents a combat scene ML001730
  • Creator: Moche style
  • Date Created: 1 AD - 800 AD
  • Location Created: Trujillo, La Libertad, Peru, Peru
  • Título de la obra en español: Botella de cerámica que representa escena de combate ML001730
  • Style: Mochica
  • Place Part Of: Peru
  • Physical Dimensions: w165 x h155 x d165 mm (Complete object)
  • More Info: Collection Database Entry - Museo Larco - Museo Larco
  • Type: Ceramic Ceremonial Vessel
  • Rights: Museo Larco, Museo Larco
  • External Link: Museo Larco
  • Medium: Cerámica

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