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 3 x 2 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 1 3/4 x 1 1/8 x 3/4 in
  • Gift of Allen A. Heflin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6412

The ceramic whistle is in the shape of a possible mermaid figure. It has a bird-like head, a human torso with the arms folded in front, and a fishtail bent to the proper left. It has a conical base. It is dark grey.