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Zoomorphic Effigy Whistle
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Zoomorphic Effigy Whistle


Description Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description The Tairona people of the northeastern tip of Colombia created fantastic creatures whose symbolism is not fully understood. The incised pattern on this ceramic whistle is typical of Tairona work.
Exhibitions
  • Gold of the Ancient Americas. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2015.
Provenance Fine Arts of Ancient Lands, New York; Herbert L. Lucas, Los Angeles; acquired by a Private collection, 1991; given to Walters Art Museum, 2009.
Credit Anonymous gift, 2009

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Period
1000-1550
Medium
ceramic brown-blackware
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.2851
Measurements
H: 3 1/4 × W: 5 1/2 × D: 4 5/16 in. (8.2 × 14 × 11 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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