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Whistle, vessel flute. The vessel takes the form of a demon’s head. The front has detailed sculpted features of a face. The two sides have double ridges representing ears with horns above. A large mouth hole occupies the entire upper surface. Two round finger holes on the front take the position of the eyes.


whistle; vessel flute
Musical Instruments

1 item (description level: whole)

Broad category
Musical Instruments, Aerophone
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  whistle; vessel flute
object name:  whistle
common name:  vessel flutes
object name (AAT):  vessel flute
catalogue title:  421.13

South America; Central America
Additional place information
Central America 
South America 

overall: 50 x 44 x 38 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 50 x 44 x 38 mm

Related subjects
object name (AAT): vessel flutes
object name: whistles

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