Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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huilacapiztli
  • Colima peoples
  • huilacapiztli, 100–300
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • clay
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 7 x 6 x 3 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 2 3/4 x 2 3/8 x 1 3/16 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0070
Description

Whistle made from a light grayish brown clay. At the bottom is a single, rounded body with four very short legs and on either end is a head that has large eyes and a pointed beak or nose and an extension up to the center where the two sides join. Identified by the donor as either two bird heads or two human heads. Below each head is a hole and there is a third hole at the top, center.