A large, dark wooden kero (also qiru, quero, qero), an Andean drinking vessel made to consume maize-based alcohol called chicha. This example is of the style found at Lake Titicaca. The vessel is conical, flaring out at the mouth, with two raised bands at the top and bottom. In relief on the side is a lizard, with its head projecting upward from the rim, as if looking at the drinker. Inlaid into the top of the head is a white shell disc. Vessels like this one were traditionally made into pairs so that people could exchange the beverage ritually. Size: 6.8″ W x 9.7″ H.