Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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animal shaped whistle
  • Southwestern peoples
  • animal shaped whistle, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • ceramic, glazing
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 6.5 x 7.5 x 3 cm width from nose to tail
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 2 1/2 x 2 15/16 x 1 1/8 in width from nose to tail
  • Gift of James K. Allen
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1679

The small ceramic whistle has a bird-like body and a non-descript face/head. The body is tan and the neck is red along with a patch near the tail. There are holes on either side and the tail is the mouthpiece.