This classic Inca qero has the characteristic Inca form with slightly concave sides, a flat base and rounded rim. Decoration consists of three incised registers. Immediately under the rim, a gorgeous painted register with images of 5 detailed Jaguars heads, and 5 Suns with semi circles representing halos. The middle band has a zig-zag pattern and the rest of the lower vessel is adorned with continuous vertical bands of chevrons.
Possibly made of Escallonia wood. A normal split has developed throughout antiquity. Peru. 16th century. Measures a large 7.5″/19,05 cm in height with a 5.5” /13,97 dia opening.