An excellent Inca bronze tumi with full size Jaguar. This ceremonial knife has a
short thick handle and a rarer oval shaped Half-moon gilded blade. The finial has
a very detailed feline lying down on a rectangular platform. Mouth opened with teeth
exposed. Eyes, ears, spots and overall body are well formed. Measures 3.25” in height.,
3.75” on custom made stand. Condition is Choice. Peru c. 1350-1500 AD.
Similar example is house at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Accession Number : 64.228.242;
the “1874 German Bilder Atlas”