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Bird whistle

This is a small bird call whistle made of carved bone, having a curved and conical shape, with a hollow bore. A small bird is nailed to the flare.

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  • Decorative elements:Bands of raised and indented design with incisions of repetitive patterns. Small carved bird with folded back wings and long tail feathers.
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:421.111.11 Open single end-blown flutes without fingerholes
  • Repository:Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum
  • Measurements:Height: 23mm; Length: 60mm; Diameter: 15mm