Ceremonial Knife (Tumi), Gold, turquoise, Lambayeque (Sicán)

Ceremonial Knife (Tumi)

Date:
10th–11th century
Geography:
Peru
Culture:
Lambayeque (Sicán)
Medium:
Gold, turquoise
Dimensions:
H. 13 x W. 5 1/8 in. (33 x 13 cm)
Classification:
Metal-Implements
Credit Line:
Jan Mitchell and Sons Collection, Gift of Jan Mitchell, 1991
Accession Number:
1991.419.58
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 357
Paul R. Cheesman and Paul A. Clifford, Miami, FL, acquired by 1964; Jan Mitchell, New York, 1991.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Precolumbian Art In Mew York: Selections From Private Collections. New York: Museum of Primitive Art, September 12–November 9, 1969, no. 192.

Jones, Julie. The Art of Precolumbian Gold: The Jan Mitchell Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1985, no. 68, pp. 214-215.

Jones, Julie, and Heidi King. "Gold of the Americas." The Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art vol. 59, no. 4 (Spring 2002), p. 34.

Falchetti, Ana Maria, and Universidad de los Andes, Ediciones Uniandes: Instituto Colombiano de Antropologia e Historia. Lo humano y lo divino: Metalurgia y cosmogonía en la América antigua. Bogota, 2018, p. 37, fig. 2.