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huilacapiztli replica (water whistle)
  • Jorge Daher Guerra
    active: Mexico
  • huilacapiztli replica (water whistle), 1950–1971
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • ceramic
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 23 x 7.5 x 11 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 9 1/16 x 2 15/16 x 4 5/16 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0391

Ceramic musical instrument. Bulbous portion with a modeled bird with a large head on top is joined to a cup-like portion of similar size by a cylindrical rod. Mostly red and brown with white accretions that make it appear greyish.