This famous "human sacrifice" effigy pipe from Spiro illustrates militaristic aspects of Mississippian life.The warrior figure leans over the crouching body of a victim and smashes his face with a war club. The item shown here is cast of the original, which has a height of about 24 centimeters (9.5 inches). Courtesy Robert Bell and the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, University of Oklahoma.
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