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anthropomorphic whistle
  • Colima peoples
  • anthropomorphic whistle, 100–300
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • ceramic
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 8 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 3 1/8 x 1 3/4 x 1 3/8 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0058
Description

Small clay whistle in the shape of a standing human figure who holds a small drum in their proper left hand and a drumstick in the proper right hand. There are large circular ear ornaments on each ear and a small headdress or hairstyle, all made from appliqued clay. The figure has a sash around the waist with an extension down the back. The legs and feet are very stylized with little detail.