Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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cow shaped whistle
  • Country Unknown
  • cow shaped whistle, late 1800s–1961
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 8 x 4 x 7.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 1/8 x 1 9/16 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift of Allen A. Heflin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6384

The white cow is standing on a rectangular base. It has white horns, pink ears and nose, and black eyes. There is purple on the neck and tail, and large pink spot on the back. The irregular shape between the legs appears to be the mouthpiece.