Loin cloth fragment

ChimĂș people buried their elite with large quantities of textiles. The discoloured areas on this loin cloth are a result of contact with a decomposing body. The central figure wears a crescent headdress that evokes the moon, the principal ChimĂș deity. The moon was considered mightier than the sun because it appeared in both the daytime and nighttime sky.


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Which objects would you choose to carry with you into the afterlife?

responded: Jan 21, 2013

Posted by Johnny

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As there is no such thing as an afterlife, the question has no response

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