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Feline effigy whistle

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Whistle modeled in the shape of a feline. Although the mouthpiece has a broken section, the whistle still functions.

Provenance

Margret Craver Withers collection (acquired in Mexico and Guatemala) by 1972; to MFA, November 1993, gift of Margret Craver Withers.

Credit Line

Gift of Margret Craver Withers

Maya(?), Classic Period, A.D. 250–850

Object Place

Southern Highlands (?), Guatemala

Dimensions

Overall: 6.4 x 3.8 x 5.7cm (2 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 2 1/4in.)

Accession Number

1993.768

Medium or Technique

Earthenware

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones