A Moche-Chimu Copper Dog Spoon, ca. 500 - 1000 CE
A Moche-Chimu Copper Dog Spoon, ca. 500 - 1000 CE

A Moche-Chimu Copper Dog Spoon, ca. 500 - 1000 CE


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A pin-shaped copper coca spoon  (also called lime spoon), used to measure lime powder in order to enhance the hallucinogenic properties when chewing coca leaves. The spoon features a dog finial standing on all fours, ears and tail perked, surmounting a long slender body fashioned at the end to create a small spoon for the lime powder. 

DimensionsHeight: 3 3/4 inches (9.5 cm)

Condition:  The spoon is intact and in very good condition overall. 

Provenance: Jack Bregman private collection, acquired in the 1970s, ex. Fred Drew collection, thereafter private NYC collection.

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