Wooden Kero

Unidentified Inca or Early Spanish Colonial maker



Lacquered wood

Overall: 5 5/16 × 3 15/16 × 4 5/16 in. (13.5 × 10 × 11 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Acquired by exchange from Ralph C. Altman, Los Angeles, California



Place Made: Cuzco, Peru, South America



Object Name

Tools and Equipment: Food Service

Research Area


Not on view

Course History

ANTH 23, The Incas, Alan Covey, Spring 2013

ANTH 24, Early Civilizations of the Andes, Alan Covey, Spring 2014

Exhibition History

Oculate Beings and Horrible Birds: Image and Meaning in Ancient Andean Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 30, 1999-November 5, 2000, no. 47.


Ralph C. Altman (1909-1967), Los Angeles, California; by exchange (#101) to present collection, 1955.

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