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Kero

Vase

Native NameQuero
Object Number:43-24-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Inca
Provenience: Peru
Cuzco Region
Peruvian Highlands
Culture Area: Andean
Date Made: 1500-1599
Early Date: 1500
Late Date: 1599
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Height: 20
Width: 17.5
Credit Line:Purchased from Estate of Mrs. S. F. Kilburn, 1943
Other Number:L-53-1 - Other Number

Description

Tall flaring wooden cup or quero. Dark wood painted with thick lacquer of mastic in polychrome colours, prevailingly red. Band of geometric decoration around narrowest part; wide field above with naturalistic scenes with human figures, birds, and trees; smaller field at base of band naturalistic objects.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

South American Gallery (1955 - 1994) View Objects in Exhibition

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