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Mochica Sacrificial Cup and Knife

Room 7, Vitrine 88

Peruvian Northern Coast
Florescent Epoch (1 AD – 800 AD)
ML100771, ML100816

The warriors’ throats were cut and their blood collected in ceremonial cups to be offered to the priests, the representatives of the gods. In the tombs of individuals who in life must have taken part in this ceremony, similar knives and cups have been found.