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Whistle, vessel flute with duct, in the shape of a bird. The mouth hole positioned at the end of the tail directs air towards the mouth or window in the body cavity. Two fingerholes on the body. Painted decoration on top surfaces comprise ochre colouring on the tops of the wings and the sides of beak, and black chevron designs on the top of the body. There are black lateral stripes on tail and black details on head.


whistle; ocarina
Musical Instruments

421.221.42 Vessel flutes with duct with fingerholes
Broad category
Musical Instruments, Aerophone
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  whistle; ocarina
object name:  whistle of a flying bird
common name:  whistle
object name (AAT):  ocarina
object name (old):  vessel flute
catalogue title:  421.221.42 Vessel flutes with duct with fingerholes

Costa Rica; Central America
Additional place information
Costa Rica 

overall: 2.0866 x 2.5591 x 3.0315 in.; 53 x 65 x 77 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 2.0866 x 2.5591 x 3.0315 in.; 53 x 65 x 77 mm

Related subjects
object name (old): ocarinas
object name: whistles
title: 421.221.42 Vessel flutes with duct with fingerholes

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

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