Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Guatemala
  • whistle, late 1800s–1961
  • Where object was made: Guatemala
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 8 x 3.5 x 6 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 1/8 x 1 3/8 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift of Allen A. Heflin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6375

The small whistle is made in the shape of a horse. It is a white horse with large red spots on its back, neck, tail, and ears. It has black eyes and stands on a rectangular green base. There is a small object between the horse's legs for the mouthpiece.