23 May 2007
MOCHICA COPPER TUMI
CA. A.D. 200 - 500
the flaring blade surmounted by a warrior dressed in full regalia, holding a kero in his right hand and a circular inlaid shield and club in the other, his fringed costume, jewelry and fan-like headdress all inlaid with spondylus and green stone, the comma-shaped eyes inlaid similarly, wearing a backrack adorned on the reverse with four pairs of mace-headed clubs.
Length 6 3/4 in. (17.2 cm.)
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Post Lot Text
Cf. Lapiner, pl. 371, for similar inlay technique.
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