Detail View: JCB Archive of Early American Images: Opferung eines gefangenen bey de Antiern

Accession number: 
34079
Record number: 
34079-2
JCB call number: 
J777 P985s
Image title: 
Opferung eines gefangenen bey de Antiern
Creator 1: 
Zell
Creator 1 role: 
Sc.
Place image published: 
[Frankfurt am Main]
Image publisher: 
[Johann Gottlieb Garbe]
Image date: 
[1777]
Image function: 
fold-out plate 2; vol. 1, at end
Technique: 
engraving
Image dimension height: 
16 cm.
Image dimension width: 
13.7 cm.
Page dimension height: 
20.4 cm.
Page dimension width: 
16.1 cm.
Materials medium: 
ink
Materials support: 
paper
Description: 
Native Americans torture another by cutting him, collecting his blood, and eating his flesh (scene of cannibalism). Includes a temple in the background in which a skeleton hangs and before which people make an offering. Includes knives, shield, war club, arrows, and post at which the victim is tied.
Source creator: 
Purmann, Johann Georg, 1733-1813
Source Title: 
Sitten und Meinungen der Wilden in America
Source place of publication: 
Frankfurth am Mayn [Frankfurt am Main]
Source publisher: 
bey Johann Gottlieb Garbe
Source date: 
1777
notes: 
Cf. 02318-5. The engraver may be Johann Michael Zell, 1740-1815.
Time Period: 
1751-1800
Provenance/Donor: 
Acquired before 1871.
Owner and copyright: 
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
geographic area: 
Spanish America
Subject Area: 
Artifacts, industry, and human activities
Subject Area: 
Indigenous peoples
Subject headings: 
Cannibalism
Subject headings: 
Indians of South America--Rites and ceremonies
Subject headings: 
Incas