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

Small wooden kero type cup. From a wide mouth the cup angles inwards toward a thin waist emphasized by a protruding and encircling ring of carved wood. From here the base flares toward the bottom. The body of the cup is carved with triangles and diagonal lines. The interior of the cup has been hollowed out. The exterior finish is shiny.