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Mayan Whistle In The Form Of An Old Man - PF.3695
Origin: Mexico
Circa: 500 AD to 800 AD
Dimensions: 5.875" (14.9cm) high x 3.75" (9.5cm) wide
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Terracotta

$1,200.00
Location: United States
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This male effigy whistle is modeled from terracotta, and is left unpainted. The basic form of the figure is modeled very simply, with most emphasis, and impact, on the head. The head of the man indicates age, as there are wrinkles visible on the forehead. There are other clues that hint of importance; the scarification on his cheeks would denote high status, as would the headdress and earrings. At the rear of the whistle there are holes so that the whistle may be played. This instrument demonstrates to us that the Mayan culture was one of particular advancement and enjoyment of many art forms. - (PF.3695)

 

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