Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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bird shaped whistle
  • Country Unknown
  • bird shaped whistle, late 1800s–1992
  • ceramic, paint, wire
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 6 x 4 x 3.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 2 3/8 x 1 9/16 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Allen A. Heflin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6380

The small bird has a red body and a light colored neck and head. The head is turned to the proper right. It has black eyes, long wire legs, and is standing on an irregular shaped green base with a mouthpiece for the whistle.