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Drinking vessel ("Aquilla") with human face


Description Provenance Credit
Description Drinking vessels such as this one, known as "keros" when made of wood, and "aquillas" when made of gold or silver, were used for ritual exchange and consumption of the mildly alcoholic corn beverage known as "chicha."
Provenance Ron Messick Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico; purchased by John G. Bourne, Santa Fe, New Mexico; given to Walters Art Museum, 2013.
Credit Gift of John G. Bourne, 2013

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n.d.
Medium
silver alloy
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
2009.20.89
Measurements
H: 17 x W: 5 3/16 x D: 5 1/2 in. (43.2 x 13.25 x 13.9 cm)
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Not On View

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