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Moche Bronze Knife with Figure

Solid copper implement having spatulate blade end on a long, slender shaft, surmounted with a standing warrior clad in full regalia upon the squared, integral platform.

SKU: PE-214 Categories:,

Product Description

Solid copper implement having spatulate blade end on a long, slender shaft, surmounted with a standing warrior clad in full regalia upon the squared, integral platform. He leans slightly forward, holding shield and spear in his left hand, wears a small beard, knobbed headdress and coca leaf bag on his back. Right hand gone since antiquity. Eyes once inlaid, now only one turquoise inlay remains and has been reattached. Suspension loop at back. Intact with verdigris patina. Custom mount. Provenance: Ex. Jean-Eugene Lions collection, Geneva.

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Dimensions

7-18 in

Origin

Peru