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Kero

Vase

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: 20.32 cm
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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Magnificent Objects (06 May 2004 - Mar 2005) View Objects in Exhibition
44 Eyes in a Museum Storeroom ( Dec 2000 - 2001) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. ed. 1st. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 55, fig. 46View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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