kero (Cup)

About this object

History of use

A kero is an ancient Incan drinking vessel used to drink liquids like chicha. They can be made from wood, ceramics, silver, or gold and were traditionally used in Andean feasts.

Physical description

Carved wooden kero type cup on pedestal base. The cup’s body is long and cylindrical, narrowing slightly toward the bottom. The interior is hollowed out. On the face is a carved, stylized symbol “PH”. The pedestal is relatively short and conical in shape, thicker at the bottom.