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Fool's Head Whistle

Grinning man's head turned to right, hooked nose and protuberant chin, teeth delineated, wearing fool's cap. Back is flat. Hood has turned yellowish. Pink stains. Whistle in back. Three round holes in bottom, one plugged.

Provenance

Sold by J. J. Klejman to the MFA for $700. (Accession date: June 08, 1960)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Fund

16th century

Accession Number

60.791

Medium or Technique

Ivory; bone

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Musical instruments