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Kero with Jaguar Handle Peru | Inca | 1400-1532 (Late Horizon) | wood | "Keros" were conical drinking vessels used throughout the Inka empire for the ritual consumption of "chicha" (maize beer). While the elite drank from gold and silver "keros," local administrators exchanged wooden "keros." The jaguar-like creature clinging to this "kero's" rim may be a "katari," a fantastic animal combining feline and reptilian characteristics

Kero with Jaguar Handle, Inca (Artist) - (Late Horizon) - wood

Libation Vessel ("Qero") The qero was the principal ritual libation vessel among the peoples of ancient Peru, Bolivia, and northern Chile. This distinctive vessel form has ancient origins but became particularly prevalent during the Early Intermediate Period (100 - 600 CE).

Libation Vessel ("Qero") The qero was the principal ritual libation vessel among the peoples of ancient Peru, Bolivia, and northern Chile. This distinctive vessel form has ancient origins but became particularly prevalent during the Early Intermediate Period (100 - 600 CE).

Drinking Vessel (Kero) [Inka] (1994.35.11) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Kero

Tumbler-shaped drinking vessels—called keros when made of wood and aquillas when made of gold and silver—were used in Peru to consume chicha (corn beer) for hundreds of years before the Inca came to power

Cup-Holding Figure in Tie-Dyed Tunic and Four-Cornered Hat Peru, 600–1000 Ceramic and slip Museo Regional de Ica “Adolfo Bermúdez Jenkins,” Ica, Peru

Cup-Holding Figure in Tie-Dyed Tunic and Four-Cornered Hat Peru, Ceramic and slip Museo Regional de Ica “Adolfo Bermúdez Jenkins,” Ica, Peru

Eastern Zhou Dynasty Bronze Ceremonial Basin (Chien), 5th century BC

Basin (jian) with narrative scenes ca. Middle Eastern Zhou dynasty Bronze H: W: cm China

Pair of Keros, 16th–17th century Peru, Inka/Colonial Wood, pigmented resin inlay

Pair of Keros

Pair of Keros, century Peru, Inka/Colonial Wood, pigmented resin inlay

Materiales: Madera  Periodo: Medio  Medidas: 193 mm alto  Código de pieza: MCHAP 2696  Ver cultura Maytas-Chiribaya

Materiales: Madera Periodo: Medio Medidas: 193 mm alto Código de pieza: MCHAP 2696 Ver cultura Maytas-Chiribaya

Inca Kero (  drinking vessel )

During the time of the Inca's, the production of pottery in the Andes was an art that had already developed in the region for thousands of years.

Jar with Abstract Decoration Jin dynasty (1115–1234) | China | Stoneware painted with iron oxide over black glaze | Ceramics

The dramatic, abstract design may be read as alluding to birds or plants, motifs characteristically found on ceramics produced in a wide range of kilns in northern China.

Vessel with Oculate Being, 300 BC-1 Peru, South Coast, Paracas (Cavernas) style (700 BC-AD 1), 300 B.C. to A.D. 1

Vessel with oculate being. Peru, South Coast, Paracas (Cavernas) style BC-AD 300 B. earthenware with resin-based paint, Overall - cm inches). Stone and Ella A.

.Qero (kero)  Artist Unknown (Inka (Inca)) (Peru, South America), 1300-1550

.Qero (kero) Artist Unknown (Inka (Inca)) (Peru, South America), 1300-1550

Villanovan impasto ware pottery bowl

Villanovan impasto ware pottery bowl

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