From: Peru

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Quero
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

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.

Height 20.32 cm
Credit Line Gift of Randolph Clay, 1912

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