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whistle

Hand-made pottery toy, perhaps a whistle, in the form of a bull's head, with details normally found on lamps. Decorated with an applied pierced pellet between the horns and another at the rear. The muzzle has two incised lines indicating the mouth, and two nostrils above. On the left side is a pierced lug for suspension. Covered with a black glaze.

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