Captives

Captives

After a warrior is defeated, a rope is put around his neck and his clothing, weapons, and ornaments are removed and tied into a weapon bundle. He is then slapped in the face until he bleeds. The bodies, arms, and faces of warriors are usually painted with elaborate geometric and zoomorphic designs.

Image Source

Christopher B. Donnan and Donna McClelland Moche Archive, 1963–2011, PH.PC.001_299-RAP 82-7-28, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, Washington, D.C.

 

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