Sacrificed prisoner

Teotihuacan, Xalla
Classical period, 200 - 650 A.D.
Marble
128 x 42 x 16 cm
Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico-City
Probably a prisoner sacrificed through arrow shots: there are representations of arrows in bas-relief on the left thigh and on the right foot. The furrows on arms and legs may indicate that he was bound. It is the largest figure found to date in Teotihuacan.

 

© Photo: Haupt & Binder

Teotihuacan Exhibition

Touring exhibition, started in 2009. Extensive photo tour through the presentation in Berlin, 1 July - 10 October 2010.

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