Tumi with Spondylus Inlay
300 B.C. - 100 CE
7" x .5" x 1.5"
Ceremonial Objects, patina green copper with spondylus inlay
Region: North Coast of Peru
Culture: Moche Culture
The Tumi is a Peruvian sacrificial ceremonial knife made of either bronze, copper, gold-alloy, wood or silver alloy and is often inlayed with Semi-precious stones. Tumi knives were produced for ritual use by elite members of society which included them being used n elite burial ceremonies.