Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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mermaid shaped whistle
  • Country Unknown
  • mermaid shaped whistle, late 1800s–1992
  • ceramic
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 4.5 x 2.5 x 4.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 1 3/4 x 1 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of Allen A. Heflin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6411

The mermaid figure is on a conical base. The torso is forward and the tail is behind with the fins flipped up. The arms appear crossed in front of the body. It has curly hair and slits for eyes.