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Seated drummer effigy

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Solid-bodied effigy whistle depicting a seated drummer. His head is hollow and his pointed cap forms the whistle's mouthpiece. The sounding hole is located at the back of his head.

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

Colima, Late Preclassic to Early Classic periods, 300 B.C.–A.D. 300

Object Place

Colima, México

Dimensions

Overall: 10.5 x 6.5 x 7.6 cm (4 1/8 x 2 9/16 x 3 in.)

Accession Number

1993.769

Medium or Technique

Earthenware

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones