Nazca Vase with Decapitation Scene

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 22 November 2015
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Battle scenes, warriors and trophy heads appear on later Nazca pottery. However, decapitation scenes are rare. This tall sculpted vase shows a man in the processes of decapitating a male warrior. The changes in iconography suggest that Nazca conflict and expansion shaped stylistic development. From Nasca, Peru, circa 600-700 CE. (National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK)

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2015, November 22). Nazca Vase with Decapitation Scene. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4210/nazca-vase-with-decapitation-scene/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Nazca Vase with Decapitation Scene." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 22, 2015. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4210/nazca-vase-with-decapitation-scene/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Nazca Vase with Decapitation Scene." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 22 Nov 2015. Web. 29 Nov 2021.

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