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Kero with Figure Attached

Lambayeque, Middle Horizon
900-1100 CE (Kero only)
21.4 cm x 10.4 cm x 17.9 cm (8 7/16 in. x 4 1/8 in. x 7 1/16 in.)

Not on view


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Benson, Elizabeth P. 1963 Handbook of the Robert Woods Bliss Collection of Pre-Columbian Art. Dumbarton Oaks Trustees for Harvard University, Washington, D.C., p. 68, cat. 380.

Boone, Elizabeth Hill (ED.) 1996 Andean Art at Dumbarton Oaks. Pre-Columbian Art at Dumbarton Oaks; No. 1. Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C. vol. 1, p. 201-4, pl. 47.

Easby, Dudley T. 1959 Golden Treasure from the New World: Pre-Columbus: South American Fortnight. Neiman Marcus, Dallas. cat. 44.

Emmerich, André 1965 Sweat of the Sun and Tears of the Moon: Gold and Silver in Pre-Columbian Art. University of Washington Press, Seattle. fig. 27.

Reich, Jerome and Edward L. Biller 1988 United States History. Holt, Reinhart, and Wilson, New York. p. 20.

Exhibition History
"Golden Treasure from the New World", Nieman-Marcus, Dallas, TX, 10/18-10/31/1959 (catalogue # 44).

"Ancient Treasures of Peru", Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA, 1/22 - 3/13/ 1960 (catalogue # 10).

"Indigenous Art of the Americas", National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, September 1960 to July 1962.

Acquisition History
Purchased from Robert Stolper, New York (dealer), by Robert Woods Bliss, 1957.

Robert Woods Bliss Collection of Pre-Columbian Art, Washington, DC, 1957-1962.

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Pre-Columbian Collection, Washington, DC.