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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.

Condition: Choice

Provenance: Ex Private Florida Collection; Ex Bongard Collection

Moche Tumi - Set of Three
All Items: Peru: PEMC-107
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8,850. USD
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