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Art of the Ancient Americas
Maker: Unknown

Carved whistle fragment

A.D. 500–900

Polished orange stone

other: 5.6 cm (2 3/16 in.)
other: 1.4 cm (9/16 in.)
5.7 × 1.6 cm (2 1/4 × 5/8 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Olsen
1959.55.6
Geography: 
Mexico
Possibly Veracruz, Mexico
Culture: 
Mexico, possibly Veracruz
Period: 
Early Classic Period to Late Classic Period
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Fred H. Olsen (1891–1986), and Florence Quittenton Olsen, Guilford, Conn.; gift in 1959 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), 85, no. 149.

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