Kero

Date: late 16th century

Geography: Peru

Culture: Quechua

Medium: Wood (escallonia ?), pigmented resin inlay

Dimensions: Height 8-5/8 in.

Classification: Wood-Containers

Credit Line: Bequest of Arthur M. Bullowa, 1993

Accession Number: 1994.35.14

Description

The puma and parrot registers are also interspersed with tocapus, Inkan heraldic devices whose meaning is still unclear. The repetitive unidirectional animal friezes suggest an early date.

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