Detail View: JCB Archive of Early American Images: Schrikkelyke Handeling omtrent de gevangenen die inde Krygstogt gevange werden.

Accession number: 
02521B
Record number: 
02521B-3
JCB call number: 
F677 B954c
Image title: 
Schrikkelyke Handeling omtrent de gevangenen die inde Krygstogt gevange werden.
Place image published: 
[Amsterdam]
Image publisher: 
[Johan Ten Hoorn]
Image date: 
[1695]
Image function: 
fold-out plate; following p. 52
Technique: 
engraving
Image dimension height: 
17.2 cm.
Image dimension width: 
28.6 cm.
Page dimension height: 
19.7 cm.
Page dimension width: 
29.9 cm.
Materials medium: 
ink
Materials support: 
paper
Languages: 
Dutch
Description: 
Native Americans frighten a prisoner with flaming torches prior to killing him and eating him. Includes dwellings, ropes, and cookfire.
Source creator: 
Berkel, Adriaan van
Source Title: 
Amerikaanische voyagien, behelzende een reis na Rio de Berbice ...
Source place of publication: 
Tot Amsterdam
Source publisher: 
By Johan Ten Hoorn, boekverkooper tengen over het Oude Heeren Logement, inde Historischryver
Source date: 
1695
notes: 
This account of van Berkel's life with the Lokono in Berbice included the practice of ritual cannabalism. The Lokono would kill one or two captives in a ritual victory celebration and ceremonially eat a limb or two.
Time Period: 
1651-1700
Provenance/Donor: 
Acquired in 1851.
Owner and copyright: 
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
Subject Area: 
Artifacts, industry, and human activities
Subject Area: 
Indigenous peoples
Subject headings: 
Indians of South America
Subject headings: 
Cannibalism
Subject headings: 
Berbice River (Guyana)