Whistling bottle

This is a macaw, a bird associated with death. There is a ball inside its beak which forms a whistle. The vessel would be partially filled with water and rocked; sound is produced by movement of the air through the chambers. The whistling animates the pot.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
49/1916/13
Category
Ethnography
Collection Class
Religion and magic
Collection Area Region
S
Material
terracotta potterypigment
Common Name
whistling bottle
Simple Name
pot
Production Town
Callao
Production County
North Coast
Production Country
Peru
Production Year Low
450AD
Production Year High
550AD

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stirrup spout double-chambered whistling vessel