Full Caption: Theodor de Bry. ”Four women of the tribe take four pieces of the dead body and carry these around a hut while they scream with pleasure.” Engraving in de Bry, Americae, part 3 (Frankfurt, 1593; G159 .B8), p. 86. Rare Book and Special Collections Division. LC-USZ62-45103. Full Caption: Theodor de Bry. ”Four women of the tribe take four pieces of the dead body and carry these around a hut while they scream with pleasure.” Engraving in de Bry, Americae, part 3 (Frankfurt, 1593; G159 .B8), p. 86. Rare Book and Special Collections Division. LC-USZ62-45103.

A woodcut by Hans Staden, an illustration to his chapter ”Of their manner of killing and eating their enemies,” inspired this gruesome scene by de Bry but seems quite tame by comparison—until you notice the body parts being roasted by the women. De Bry's title for his engraving shows that he embellished his engravings of cannibalism with some of the details from Staden's account, particularly the degree to which the Tupinamba women tormented their prisoners before killing them, their quartering of the bodies, and the pleasure they took in the entire ritual. The terrified, bearded Hans Staden is at top right.

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