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Toy whistle; made of varnished pottery; in the form of nativity scene (nacimiento in Spanish); Joseph at left and Mary at right on either side of baby Jesus under slanted roof of house; two cows stand in front of crib; bird on roof of house with hole in tail for mouthpiece, hole on back for expelling air; all accented with yellow paint; spikes hang down from roof.

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    British Museum
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