Bronze Knife with Modeled Fisherman

Inca culture

Museo Machupicchu - Casa Concha

Museo Machupicchu - Casa Concha
Cusco, Peru

Decorated ceremonial knife on the upper edge of the knife with a depiction of a fisherman and his fish.
Animals, including llamas and guinea pigs, were favored as sacrifices to the gods. The majority of the ceremonial knives from Cusco were in the form of a “T”, but knives with only one sharpened side were popular in northern coast of Peru.


  • Title: Bronze Knife with Modeled Fisherman
  • Creator: Inca culture
  • Location: Machu Picchu
  • Physical Dimensions: Largo 131 mm Ancho 46 mm Espesor 2 mm
  • Provenance: Machu Picchu
  • Type: Metallurgy
  • Rights: Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco. UNSAAC
  • Materiales: Bronce
  • Fecha: 1450-1531
  • Cultura/Estilo: Inca

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