Inca Bronze Jaguar Tumi

Inca Bronze Jaguar Tumi
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Inca Bronze Jaguar Tumi
Inca Bronze Jaguar Tumi
Inca Bronze Jaguar Tumi
Inca Bronze Jaguar Tumi
Inca Bronze Jaguar Tumi
Inca Bronze Jaguar Tumi
Inca Bronze Jaguar Tumi
Inca Bronze Jaguar Tumi

Intricate Details and Artistic Narrative of this

Inca Jaguar Tumi

 

An excellent Inca bronze tumi with complete Jaguar.  This ceremonial knife has a short, thick handle and a rarer oval-shaped Half-moon gilded blade. The finial has a very detailed feline lying down on a rectangular platform. Mouth opened with teeth exposed. Eyes, ears, spots, and overall body are well formed—measures 3.25” in height., 3.75” on a custom-made stand.

Condition is Choice. Peru c. 1350-1500 AD.

Provenance: Ex Private New York collection, NY

A similar example is housed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Accession Number: 64.228.242; the “1874 German Bilder Atlas” and in “Cobre Del Antiguo Peru.” 

Price – $5,250

 


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