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Ai Apaec

Atop of this copper tumi sits one of the most important deities in the Moche pantheon, the great god of creation - Ai Apaec. God of the sky and mountain. Precursor to the Inca god Viracocha. Superb detailed casting. Fearsome warrior face with hair of snakes. Both arms and legs finials also detailed showing open mouth serpents. Verdigris patina throughout. Northwest Peru 1-700 AD.

Measures 7.5"/19 cm. Comes in Riker style case.

This piece is one of two being offered from a prized collection published in Cobre del Antiguo Peru - The Copper of Ancient Peru. Highly sought by specialist and collectors alike. pp. 370 and 371; plate 52/53/54.

Caption p. 518 "Moche, from the Loma Negra site. Copper ceremonial knife with a cast complex on the upper part that represents an anthropozoomorphic figure with serpents that climb on his shoulders and reach his head like a headdress and around his ankles and feet the figure is soldered to the body of the knife that has also made by casting. 19 x 6.5 cm."

Ex Weinstein de Garcia Estate. Acquired in 70's.; Ex Villacreses Collection, Ca

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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. The lower crescent shaped blade is flat and wide. Overall beautiful verdigris patination. Northwest, Peru 1-700 AD.

Measures 6.25"/16 cm. Comes in Riker style case.

This piece is one of two being offered from a prized collection published in Cobre del Antiguo Peru - The Copper of Ancient Peru. Highly sought by specialist and collectors alike. p. 384; plate 70.

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."

Ex A. Weinstein de Garcia. Acquired in 70's.; Ex Villacreses Collection, Ca

Moche “Symbolic Erotic Scene” Tumi
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Cobre Del Antiguo Peru / The Copper of Ancient Peru

A comprehensive source on Pre-Columbian Peruvian copper. Highly sought after by specialist and collectors.

Large hardcover 9.5” by 12” coffee table book. Offers a brilliant display of objects that have been chosen from premiere collections by well established authors to be artistic and informative, as well as representative of the important place that copper holds in Peruvian history. The work illustrates the sophisticated techniques and rich symbolism of the Pre-Columbian Peruvian copper in a beautiful hardbound volume with exquisite photography. Excellent material analysts on Copper but also includes Gold and Silver.

Paloma Carcedo Muro; José Antonio de Lavalle Vargas; Rosario de Lavalle de Cárdenas

This is an oversized heavy book.

596 pp.; 207 color plates, interior glossary paper coating, index, biblio.. Text in Spanish and English. 1998. Cloth 23x30.5 cm.

Depicted on the dust jacket is the most feared Moche deity which goes by the name of Decapitator God. Mylar protector.

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PEMC-110 Moche “Ai Apaec” Tumi       8,495. USD
PEMC-111 Moche “Erotic Scene” Tumi   7,895. USD
Cobre - The Copper of Ancient Peru        395. USD
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