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Symbolic Erotic Scene

This copper tumi is finalized with a detailed couple in a symbolic erotic scene. One person is laying on top while the other resting on bottom platform, both facing each other. A show of triumph, dominance, prosperity, fertility and sexuality. The lower crescent shaped blade is flat and wide. Overall beautiful verdigris patination. Northwest, Peru 1 - 700 AD.

Measures 6.25"/16 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”. Caption p. 520 "Moche. Ceremonial knife with cutting edge in the form of a half Moon and decorated on the upper part with a symbolic erotic scene showing one figure on top of another. Copper lost-wax technique. 16 X 10 cm."

Private Collection acquired in 70's.; Ex Villacreses Collection, Ca

Published Moche “Symbolic Erotic Scene” Tumi
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