Kero (Ceremonial Drinking Vessel) Artist: Unknown


Wood (chonta) and lacquer


22.1 × 15.5 cm (8 11/16 × 6 1/8 in.)
other (Diameter of base): 10.6 cm(4 3/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of the grandchildren of George Hewitt Myers, B.A. 1898, M.F. 1902

Accession Number



Colonial Period


Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of records is ongoing.



Deposited by George Hewitt Myers at the Yale University Art Gallery in 1939, upon death of George Hewitt Myers, all tangible property was passed on to his wife, Louise Chase Myers, and upon her death, all tangible property was passed to her and George Hewitt Myers’ grandchildren.

  • Sotheby's France, Paris, Le Soleil de Nuit : Trésors Précolombiens d‘une Grande Collection Française, sale cat. (October 30, 2019), 154–55, lot 58, ill.
  • Susan B. Matheson, "The George Hewitt Myers Collection of Peruvian Antiquities," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2014): 82.
  • Richard L. Burger and Lucy C. Salazar, eds., Machu Picchu: Unveiling the Mystery of the Inca, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2004), 214–15, no. 194, ill.

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Additional information

Object/Work type

beakers (drinking vessels), ceremonial objects

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