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


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.

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