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Pod-Shaped Whistle

A.D. 300–1000
Peru; north or central coast (?)
Ceramic, pigment
H x W: 3 1/4 x 1 1/16 in. (8.3 x 2.7 cm)
Ceramics-Musical Instruments
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Cummings, 1964
Accession Number:
Not on view
Bruno J. Wassermann-San Blas Collection, Buenos Aires, Argentina, acquired by 1938, until 1954; Nathan Cummings, Chicago, 1954–1964

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