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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Bird whistle

A.D. 400–1200

Ceramic with chapotote

8.35 cm (3 5/16 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Olsen
1958.14.64i
Geography: 
Geography Veracruz, Mexico
Culture: 
Mexico, Central Veracruz
Period: 
Early Classic Period to Early Postclassic Period
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Fred H. Olsen (1891–1986), and Florence Quittenton Olsen, Guilford, Conn.; gift in 1958 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

George A. Kubler, ed., Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 84, no. 144.

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