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Spear throwers

Aztec spear throwers

Courtesy of the Werner-Forman Archive

Among the most important pieces of the Aztec warrior’s equipment was his Atlatl or spear thrower. The two shown here are carved with scenes involving gods, warriors and sacrifice, and are covered in gold. Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico Luigi Pigorini, Rome

The Werner-Forman Archive