University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameQuero
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
Height: 19.3cm
Outside Diameter:18.6cm
Credit Line:Gift of Percy C. Madeira Jr., 1942
Other Number416 - Field No SF
F 46 - Other Number

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.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

44 Eyes in a Museum Storeroom ( Dec 2000 - 2001)View Objects in Exhibition
Year of Heath - Corn: From Ancient Crop to Soda Pop (10 Apr 2015 - 14 Mar 2016)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects. : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 190 Middle row, leftView Objects cited in this Publication

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