Pedestal quero (qero, kero)

Inca (Inka)
17th–18th century
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General Description

This pedestal cup resembles the Spanish-style goblet, and this form became incorporated into the repertoire of Andean quero designs. Part of an identical pair (1983.W.1858), this small pedestal cup depicts simple floral and faunal elements and notably recalls the paired production of Andean cups for feasting between guest and host.

Adapted from

Kimberly L. Jones, PhD, Inca: Conquests of the Andes / Los Incas y las conquistas de los Andes, Label text [1983.W.1855; 1983.W.1856; 1983.W.1857; 1983.W.1858], 2015.