A Moche "Spatula"

@article{Benson1983AM,
  title={A Moche "Spatula"},
  author={Elizabeth P. Benson},
  journal={Metropolitan Museum Journal},
  year={1983},
  volume={18},
  pages={39 - 52}
}
culture, on the north coast of Peru, shows a standing male figure on the top, intricately carved from a sixcentimeter-long animal tooth (Figures 1-3). The figure is partially hollow, because of the natural cavity of the tooth; this cavity holds the top of the copper implement. A narrow circular base grips the implement, and two bone ferrules, with a wooden one between, strengthen the join.' The function of the object is unknown. The figure wears a headdress (part of which is missing) consisting… Expand

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Moche IV ceramic vessel showing a man with lime stick and gourd