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Ceremonial Knife, between 500 BCE and 500 CE

  • Moche, Precolumbian

Copper, shell, and mica

  • Overall: 5 7/8 × 2 1/2 × 7/8 inches (14.9 × 6.4 × 2.2 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Conrad H. Smith Fund

1984.31

1984-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Moche, Precolumbian, Ceremonial Knife, between 500 BCE and 500 CE, copper, shell, and mica. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Conrad H. Smith Fund, 1984.31.