Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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mermaid shaped whistle
  • Country Unknown
  • mermaid shaped whistle, late 1800s–1992
  • ceramic, incising
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 6 x 4.5 x 2 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 2 3/8 x 1 3/4 x 3/4 in
  • Gift of Allen A. Heflin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6409

The mermaid figure's tail is bent to the proper left. She is playing a guitar. It has a conical base. There is a hole in the side, under the tail, and on the bottom of the base. It is black with incised detail.