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Double-chambered Whistling Effigy Bottle

200 BCE-100 CE

(, - present)

Double-chambered vessels may also function as whistles, the tall tapering “spout” being the mouthpiece and the holes above the figure’s knees being the whistling element. This whistle-vessel features a seated warrior holding his rectangular shield and club weapon. His large earflares, face painting and stepped hat indicate high status.

Place object was created: North Coast


Measurements:    height: 7.75 inches    width: 8.25 inches

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Francis Robicsek 1994.106.100

Not currently on view