University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameQuero
Object Number: 43531
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Peru
Culture Area: Andean
Period: Colonial Period
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Lacquer
Pigment
Iconography:Chicha
Corn Beer
Human
Flower
Fan
Height: 20.32cm
Credit Line:Gift of Randolph Clay, 1912

Description

Laquered kero with flat base and flared sides. Laquered scenes with Inca, hunched back servant, flowers, shade fan. 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.


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