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Wari (Peru)

Double-chambered Whistling Pot

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Object Details

Culture

Wari (Peru)
Middle Horizon

Date

ca. AD 600-900

Medium

Redware ceramic

Dimensions

6 x 8 1/2 inches (15.2 x 21.6 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Professor B. S. Monroe; transferred from University Collections, Olin Library

Object
Number

69.179

This double-chambered redware Wari whistle pot has a strap-bridge handle; the front chamber is in th(…)

This double-chambered redware Wari whistle pot has a strap-bridge handle; the front chamber is in the form of a seated man wearing a vertical-striped tunic or poncho holding a bivalve shell; the rear chamber is decorated with stylized animal heads in profile. The painted animal heads have feathered crests and bared teeth, with trianagular motifs below the eyes. The human figure’s head is loose and separated from the vessel, allowing the whistling mechanism to be seen.

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