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. A show of triumph, dominance, prosperity, fertility and sexuality. 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."
Private Collection acquired in 70's.; Ex Villacreses Collection, Ca