Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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human shaped whistle
  • Country Unknown
  • human shaped whistle, late 1800s–1992
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 8.5 x 5 x 7.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 3 3/8 x 1 15/16 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift of Allen A. Heflin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6419

The ceramic whistle has a human head. It is light colored and black with a large black beard and black eyebrows. The body of the whistle is dark blue. The front two legs of the whiste are red and the tail is dark blue. There is a hole at the end of the tail and above the tail.