• Culture/People:

    probably Lambayeque (archaeological culture) (attributed)

  • Object name:

    Whistling vessel in human form

  • Date created:

    AD 1100-1400

  • Place:

    Coast; Peru

  • Media/Materials:


  • Techniques:

    Coiled/hand built, modeled

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of Reverend William R. Blackie (1870-1946, an amateur archaeologist and long-time associate of MAI); acquired by MAI in 1919.

  • Catalog number:



    This item is currently on view at NMAI, DC.

See it in the 1491 section in the "Our Peoples" gallery on the 4th floor

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