Measures 7.5″/19 cm. Custom stand will be made upon acquisition.
This piece is one of two being offered from a collection published in a large coffee table book called “Cobre del Antiguo Peru – The Copper of Ancient Peru,” which can be purchased here, highly sought by specialists and collectors alike—pp. 370 and 371; plate 52/53/54.
Caption p. 518 “Moche, from the Loma Negra site. A copper ceremonial knife with a casting complex on the upper part represents an anthropo-zoomorphic figure with serpents that climb on his shoulders and reach his head like a headdress, and around his ankles and feet, the figure is soldered to the body of the knife that has also made by casting. 19 x 6.5 cm.”
Private Collection acquired in ’70s.; Ex Villacreses Collection, Ca
This item has been featured here in the Native American Art Magazine
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