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Chimú Copper Alloy Depilatory Tweezers

Chimú Copper Alloy Depilatory Tweezers

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Pre-Columbian era, Chimú culture, c. 800-1470AD, Moche Valley, Trujillo, Peru.

Fabulous axe head shaped tweezers made of copper alloy. The tweezers would have been wrapped into a mummy bundle as a tool to be needed in the afterlife. This gorgeous example features green surface patina and encrusted mineral deposits. Age-related wear. Size approx. 3,8cm x 1,8cm x 0,8cm.

Provenance: From the estate of Paul Ragnar Wedendal Sr. & Paul Wedendal Jr. Collected in the 1940's to 1950's.

For a similar examples see:

Depilatory forceps, Science Museum Group, Accession number: A113992 (

Tweezers, University of Illinois, Spurlock Museum of World Cultures, Accession number: 1990.10.0150 (
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