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bird shaped whistle
  • Country Unknown
  • bird shaped whistle, late 1800s–1992
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 7.5 x 4 x 8.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 2 15/16 x 1 9/16 x 3 3/8 in
  • Gift of Allen A. Heflin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6385

The bird shaped whistle has a pink head and a dark blue body. It has two short legs. The tail is a whistle mouthpiece with a whistle hole on top of the tail at the junction with the body. The pink head appears to have "ears" and a short beak. It has black detail.