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Peruvian solid Gold Tumi - Request Price

Peruvian solid Gold Tumi - Request Price

SKU: 752

This Tumi knife was found in and archaeological sites in the north coast of Peru, made by the Lambayeque culture also known as Sipan. This Tumi has an elaborated handle in the form of a human face traditionally identified as Naylamp, the mythological God. Decorated with semiprecious stones this Tumi represent the best known archaeological pieces of pre-Columbian art.


Solid Gold Blend single piece.


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  • Provenance:

    A Private Collections, Los Angeles, CA, acquired in the 1970's Enrique Cargas ALfaro, 1960's. Mr. Alfaro was the source of the highest quality Pre-Columbian art sold to prestigious collections such as Andre Emmerich, Morton D. May, Frederick and Jan Mayer and William C. and Carol W. Thibadeau. Artworks liting him as provennce appear in the collections of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, The Denver Art Museum and the Michael C. Carlos Museum.


    Enrique was he grandson of Anastasio Alfaro (1865-1951), Archaelogist, Geologist, Ethnographer, Explorere and Writer - an important personality in the cultural development of Costa Rica. He was a member of the board at the National Museum of Costa Rica. He was a member of the board at the National Museum of Costa Rica and author of Antigeuedades En Costa Rica (1892)

  • Circa

    700 - 1400 AD

  • Culture


  • Origin


  • Dimensions

    34X12.7 cm

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