War Clubs

War Clubs

Moche war clubs are pointed at one end, and thus could be used either as a club or a spear. The objects floating around the warriors in this painting are meant to depict the dust kicked up during intense combat. The dust can be portrayed with dots, with a combination of dots and solid areas, or simply by solid areas.

Image Source

Christopher B. Donnan and Donna McClelland Moche Archive, 1963–2011, PH.PC.001_323-TAG 6/7/9-V-31, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, Washington, D.C.

 

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