Whistling bottle

Description
This is a macaw, a bird associated with death. There is a ball inside its beak which forms a whistle. The vessel would be partially filled with water and rocked; sound is produced by movement of the air through the chambers. The whistling animates the pot.
Accession Loan No.
49/1916/13
Collection Class
Religion and magic
Common Name
whistling bottle
Simple Name
pot
Full Name
stirrup spout double-chambered whistling vessel
Dimensions
whole length 180 mm; whole width 72 mm; whole height 171 mm
Cultural Group
Moche
Production Year Low
450AD
Production Year High
550AD
Production Town
Callao
Production County
North Coast
Production Country
Peru
Production Area Region
South America
Production Continent
Latin America and the Caribbean
Family Group

Material
terracotta pottery; pigment
Function Name
burial vessel
Collection Area Region
S
Collection Continent
America

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