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Ocarina

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Ocarina (vessel flute) embellished with three jaguars modeled on top of the instrument.

Provenance

1999, J. Osario, Canada; 1999, sold by Osario to Lands Beyond Gallery, New York; sold by Lands Beyond to Hy and Shirley Zaret, Westport, CT; 2008, gift of Shirley Zaret to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 25, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift from the Collection of Shirley and Hy Zaret

Taino, 1000–1500

Object Place

Puerto Rico

Dimensions

Overall: 26.67 cm (10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2008.186

Medium or Technique

Earthenware

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceremonial artifacts