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Whistle modeled in the form of a standing human figure, perhaps female because of the short blouse, with arms outstretched and palms held outwards in a ritual gesture. The figure's headdress includes a chin strap, wide band around the forehead with two cylindrical embellishments at the temples,...

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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

Remojades, Late Classic period, A.D. 600–900

Object Place

Veracruz, México


17.14 x 12.38 x 6.03 cm (6 3/4 x 4 7/8 x 2 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: traces of white and cream pigment




Musical instruments, Aerophones