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Mochica Decapitator Gods

Room 7, Vitrine 85

Peruvian Northern Coast
Florescent Epoch (1 AD – 800 AD)
ML003464, ML010854, ML101006

In Mochica art the gods were represented fighting among themselves, or against other supernatural beings or humans. These battles ended with the decapitation of the defeated opponent. The gods are represented holding a half-moon shaped knife known as a tumi.