Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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animal shaped whistle
  • unknown Southwestern Native American maker
  • animal shaped whistle, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • ceramic, glazing
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 7 x 8.5 x 2.5 cm width is nose to tail
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 2 3/4 x 3 3/8 x 1 in width is nose to tail
  • Gift of James K. Allen
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1682

The small, light tan ceramic whistle has a bird-like body and non-bird head with a hat-like circle on it. There are holes on either side of the body and the tail is the mouthpiece.