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Bronze and copper wall sculpture, 'Our Tumi' (Peru)

Working with copper and bronze, Peru's Angel Franco replicates the legendary tumi as a wall sculpture. Today, hanging a tumi knife on the wall is believed to bring good luck. Centuries ago, the tumi was used for rituals during the Inti Raymi ceremonies in honor of the sun, after the maize harvest. It depicts a divine Inca character standing atop a rounded blade.