Chimu Bronze Tumi with Warrior Decapitating Prisoner

 

Chimu Bronze Tumi with Warrior Decapitating Prisoner

A Pre-Columbian Inca copper alloy (bronze) ceremonial knife, a Tumi, with a broad blade, the handle terminating with a warrior wearing a conical headdress decapitating a prisoner with a Tumi.

Ca. 1900-1350 AD.
Height: 5 1/2 in. (14 cm).
Intact.

The Chimu culture succeeded Moche culture on the north coast of Peru. Their capital was the city of Chan Chan. They had a highly developed pottery and metalwork industry. They were conquered by the Inca shortly before the Spanish arrival.

Formerly in a New York private collection.

Inv#: 6640

$7,500

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