Maya. <em>Whistle in the Form of a Monkey</em>, 600-900. Ceramic, pigment, 5 x 2 x 1 1/2 in. (12.7 x 5.1 x 3.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift in memory of Frederic Zeller, 2009.2.21. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2009.2.21_overall_PS11.jpg)

Whistle in the Form of a Monkey


Medium: Ceramic, pigment

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Dimensions: 5 x 2 x 1 1/2 in. (12.7 x 5.1 x 3.8 cm)



Accession Number: 2009.2.21

Image: 2009.2.21_overall_PS11.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Hollow whistle figurine (Jaina style) with the head or mask of a toad. The figure is sitting with knees flexed upwards. The arms are also flexed upwards with hands over the chest. The figure's left palm is open and in his right hand is a rattle. Ornaments include a bar pectoral, bracelets of rectangular plates, and a loincloth (maxtlatl). The mouth piece at the back serves as a third support leg. There is blue pigment on the figure's head, face, pectoral, and bracelets. There is also residue of white pigment all over. Condition: good

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