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Whistling Vessel

Object Number:31827
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Late Chimu
Provenience: Peru
Northwest of the Town
Culture Area: Andean
Technique:Black Ware
Height: 17.4 cm
Length: 18.7 cm
Width: 9.4 cm
Thickness: 0.8 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:3276 - Field No SF


Smooth double vessel, globular bodies and whistle on neck of one bottle

Narrow necked whistling vessel with a double chambered globular body, hyperboloid neck, flattened rim, 1 bridge handle extending between the necks, and a flat base. The vessel has a molded/modeled bird on top of one of the chambers that has a whistle in it. There is a hole in the neck of the bird. There appears to be a burnished finish on the exterior. The vessel was likely fired in a reducing atmosphere as the surface is black and the interior is gray in color. The catalogue number is written on the bottom of the base and black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "3276."

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