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Kero

Date:
16th–17th century
Geography:
Peru
Culture:
Quechua
Medium:
Wood, pigmented resin inlay
Dimensions:
Height 7 in.
Classification:
Wood-Containers
Credit Line:
Bequest of Arthur M. Bullowa, 1993
Accession Number:
1994.35.15
Not on view
The counterpoised figures depicted here may echo the traditional Andean worldview of balanced dichotomy. The opposing forces, male figures (in short tunics) and females (in long dresses and shawls), each hold a mace and a banner.
Arthur M. Bullowa, New York, acquired in Cuzco, Peru,1960s, until (d.)1993

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