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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."

A copy of this book will accompany the piece gratuitous.

Private Collection acquired in 70's.; Ex Villacreses Collection, Ca

Published Moche “Symbolic Erotic Scene” Tumi
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