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Happy National Beer Day: Six Beer Vessels from the Collection

Today marks National Beer Day in the United States, a celebration of the prohibition-ending Cullen-Harrison Act, signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on March 22, 1933. That law went into effect 16 days later on April 7, making alcohol legal to purchase again in the United States for the first time in more than 12 years. 

In the spirit of "spirits," here are six beer vessels from the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art! 

 

Pot, 1900s. Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu pottery. Overall - h:26.70 w:25.40 cm (h:10 1/2 w:10 inches). Gift of Bernie and Sue Pucker in memory of Robert P. Bergman 1999.192.

 

Kero (Waisted Cup), after 1550. Peru, Colonial Inka style, 16th century wood, inlaid pigments. Diameter of mouth - h:18.30 w:14.40 cm (h:7 3/16 w:5 5/8 inches). Overall - h:18.30 w:14.40 cm (h:7 3/16 w:5 5/8 inches). Gift of John Wise 1946.233. (On view!)

Kero (Waisted Cup), 400-1000. Bolivia, Cochabamba(?), Tiwanaku style, 400-1000. Earthenware with colored slips. Overall - h:22.30 w:17.00 cm (h:8 3/4 w:6 11/16 inches). John L. Severance Fund 1963.476. On view!

 

Beer Container, c. 1940. Peru, Shipibo, 20th century pottery. Diameter - w:79.00 cm (w:31 1/16 inches). Overall - h:68.00 cm (h:26 3/4 inches). Bequest of Elisabeth M. Skala 1992.129.

 

Kero (Waisted Cup), after 1550. Peru, Colonial Inka style, 16th century wood, inlaid pigments. Diameter of mouth - h:17.80 w:16.00 cm (h:7 w:6 1/4 inches). Overall - h:17.80 cm (h:7 inches). Gift of William R. Carlisle 1957.143. On view!

Lidded Pot, 1900s. Southern Africa, South Africa, Zulu, mid-20th century. Earthenware, basketry, Diameter - w:45.70 cm (w:17 15/16 inches). Overall - h:33.00 cm (h:12 15/16 inches). John L. Severance Fund 1999.13.

 

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