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    Mochica Scepter or Ceremonial Tumi with Two Copulating Deer

    Loma Negra
    C. 100 BC-200 AD
    Copper / bronze
    Overall Height 6 3/8", Figure group 1"

    A very early example of their light-hearted, sometimes downright comical depiction of sexual activity. The figures are animated and wearing happy expressions! Very good condition except bottom of blade has broken away. Typical original heavily encrusted greenish patination. Custom stand included.


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2011
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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