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Zoomorphic whistle, double duct flute. This glazed ceramic is modelled as a bird in flight. The mouthpiece of the whistle extends beyond the forked tail and legs that are painted on the top surface. The mouthpiece has has two round mouth holes at its flat end, with two ducts that run parallel through the body terminating in two mouths or windows positioned above the wings. A large hole passes throught the bird’s chest and two smaller holes pass vertically through the base of the tail, but none of these connect to the chambers and may be for attachments.


whistle; double flutes
Musical Instruments

1 item (description level: whole)

421.222.3 Sets of stopped flutes with internal duct
Broad category
Musical Instruments, Aerophone
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  whistle; double flutes
object name:  Whistle in shape of bird
common name:  whistle
object name (AAT):  ocarina
object name (old):  vessel flute
catalogue title:  421.222.3 Sets of stopped flutes with internal duct

Peru; South America
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Date made
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overall: 1.1417 x 1.6142 x 2.3228 in.; 29 x 41 x 59 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 1.1417 x 1.6142 x 2.3228 in.; 29 x 41 x 59 mm

Related subjects
object name (old): vessel flutes
object name: ocarinas
object name (AAT): whistles
object name: double flutes
title: 421.222.3 Sets of stopped flutes with internal duct

Record created 1999-12-26 by EMOWEN
Record last updated 2017-08-31 by XGVIEWS

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