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bird shaped whistle
  • Guatemala
  • bird shaped whistle, late 1800s–1961
  • Where object was made: Chichicastenango, Quiché, Guatemala
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 3.5 x 3 x 5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 1 3/8 x 1 1/8 x 1 15/16 in
  • Gift of Allen A. Heflin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6377

The small bird shaped whistle has a head with a beak but no eyes. The tail is open at the end and the whistle hole is on the underside. It is yellow.