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Kero

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Native Name:
Quero
Object Number:
42-21-108
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Peru
Cuzco
Culture Area:
Andean
Period:
Colonial Period
Section:
American
Materials:
Wood
Lacquer
Pigment
Iconography:
Chicha
Corn Beer
Human
Rainbow
Feline
Flower
Plant
Description:
Laquered kero with flat base, flared sides and human face carved in relief. Laquered scenes with Inca, Inca Queen, rainbows, plants, flowers, feline head. Laquering = pigment added to maliable resin from a semi-domesticated plant from the Amazon. The resin is stretched thin and cut into desired shapes and then pasted onto the object. A clear laquer is applied over all of the cut work.
Credit Line:
Gift of Percy C. Madeira Jr.
Other Number:
416   -   Field No SF
F 46   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

44 Eyes in a Museum Storeroom ( Dec 2000 - 2001)
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