Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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bird shaped whistle
  • Country Unknown
  • bird shaped whistle, late 1800s–1992
  • ceramic, incising
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 5 x 3 x 4.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 1 15/16 x 1 1/8 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of Allen A. Heflin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6402

The small ceramic bird has a long neck and relatively large tail feathers. There are no legs, but it has a single cylindrical base. There is a hole in the breast, under the tail feathers and a third in the base of the column. There are circle details on the body and lines on the tail feathers.