Photographer's Note

This is the upper part of a very large terracotta statue of a specially bedecked warrior. The eagle and jaguar because of their cosmological importance were the inspiration of elite warriors who wore fathers or skins of the creatures and corresponding masks.

In workshop you can see what an eagle warrior looked like and the weapons he carried. The objective in warfare was not to kill the enemy but to capture him and use him for sacrifice to the gods. The wooden sword and club featured in the workshop photos could stun or wound the enemy but were not intended to kill. The "teeth" of the sword were of black agate as metal was not used for such things.Only gold was used for decorative and votive objects.

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Additional Photos by Klaudio Branko Dadich (daddo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3580 W: 114 N: 6323] (28618)
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