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Capturing Warfare: Enemies and Allies in the Pre-Columbian World

This exhibit highlights two representations of warfare in pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica and the Andes.

This exhibit highlights two representations of warfare in pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica and the Andes. The first is a series of fineline drawings of images painted on ceramic vessels produced by the Moche, a culture that flourished on the north coast of Peru in the first centuries of the Common Era. The second is the Lienzo de Quauhquechollan, which tells the story of the conquest of Guatemala by the allied forces of the warriors of Quauhquecholteca and the Spanish.

This online exhibit accompanied a temporary exhibit in the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, from September 1 to December 31, 2011.

 

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