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. 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."
A copy of this book will accompany the piece gratuitous.
Private Collection acquired in 70's.; Ex Villacreses Collection, Ca