A fine set of large Moche Copper Tumis. Each ceremonial knife is crowned with a figurine
of a warrior wearing a combination of different battle ready garments with weapons
in hand. The detailing of these finials are impeccable. Faces are expressive, garments
and arms are well executed. Produced using the lost-wax technique with the lower
blade of the knife smelted. Heavy overall patina. Moche, Northwest Peru. Ca 100 -
800 AD. Each knife measures approximately 8" in length. Very rare to find a set of
three come together intact in this high caliber. Each piece is described individually.
Mounted together on wood and metal platform stand.
Provenance: Ex Private Florida Collection; Ex Bongard Collection