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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. 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

Published Moche “Symbolic Erotic Scene” Tumi
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