From: Peru | Cuzco

Curatorial Section: American

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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

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.

Height 19.3 cm
Outside Diameter 18.6 cm
Credit Line Gift of Percy C. Madeira Jr., 1942
Other Number 416 - Collector Number

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