Pedestal quero (qero, kero)

17th–18th century

Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art
Dallas, United States

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.1857), 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.


  • Title: Pedestal quero (qero, kero)
  • Date Created: 17th–18th century
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 3 13/16 in. (9.685 cm) Diameter (top): 3 7/32 in. (8.176 cm) Diameter (base): 2 1/4 in. (5.72 cm)
  • Type: Containers
  • External Link: https://www.dma.org/object/artwork/5286174/
  • Medium: Wood and pigmented resin inlay
  • period: Spanish colonial period
  • culture: Inca (Inka)
  • Credit Line: Dallas Museum of Art, the Nora and John Wise Collection, bequest of John Wise

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