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Double-Whistle Vessel with Sea Birds
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Double-Whistle Vessel with Sea Birds


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Description The Peruvian Pelican, one of the largest seabirds of the region, is shown in a life-like manner on the top of the vessel. By contrast, the base is covered with abstract spiraling motifs that may evoke water and land, both of which provided a home for the pelican. Using a simple palette of red, white, and black, the potter was able to create a sense of animation, which would have been heightened when the whistle was blown, perhaps imitating the call of the pelican.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
2/07/2018Examinationexamined for exhibition
Provenance [Dr. Ernest Lira, Houston and Denver (?), or Dr. Peter Almendariz, Denver (?), or M. Brenner, Geneva (?)]; Paul Shepard, Tucson, Arizona [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Economos Works of Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Private collection, 1988, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 2009, by gift.
Credit Anonymous gift, 2009

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Period
900-1100 (Middle Horizon)
Medium
earthenware
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.2826
Measurements
H: 6 3/16 x W: 7 x D: 4 3/16 in. (15.75 x 17.78 x 10.67 cm)
Geographies
  • Peru (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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