Ceremony

Ceremony

The nude captives arrive at a ceremonial precinct, identified by the large truncated pyramid with a structure at the summit. Some of the prisoners are being carried in litters by their comrades. In the upper right, a nude prisoner with his hands tied behind his back, is being sacrificed by having his throat cut.

Image Source

Christopher B. Donnan and Donna McClelland Moche Archive, 1963–2011, PH.PC.001_008-AMNH-IV-92-C-NP, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, Washington, D.C.

 

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