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huilacapiztli replica (water whistle) shaped like a turtle
  • Jorge Daher Guerra
    active: Mexico
  • huilacapiztli replica (water whistle) shaped like a turtle, 1950–1971
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • ceramic, incising
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 5 x 7 x 13.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 1 15/16 x 2 3/4 x 5 5/16 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0060

Small flute made from gray clay. It is shaped like a turtle with a single shell and four short legs, but with two heads, one on each end. There are four holes in the shell and a breath hole in each head's mouth. There are additional holes on the bottom of each head.