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bird shaped whistle
  • Country Unknown
  • bird shaped whistle, late 1800s–1992
  • ceramic
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 4.5 x 2 x 4 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 1 3/4 x 3/4 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of Allen A. Heflin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6404

The black ceramic bird has a vertical neck and a relatively large beak. It has a triangular tail and a relatively small body. There is a single columnar base rather than legs. There is a slit-like hole in the end of the tail and a round hole in the breast.