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End of Combat and Procession of Defeated Warriors

Room 7, Vitrine 72

Peruvian Northern Coast
Florescent Epoch (1 AD – 800 AD)
ML001730, ML001731, ML001736

Mochica 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 necks to their final destination: the place of sacrifice.