Whistle; vessel flute
Zoomorphic whistle, vessel flute. Carved from dark wood in the shape of a duck. Its stylised head bears a black painted beak and inset eyes of nassa shell. A large circular hole is positioned at the centre of its back, which above a wide cavity. The surface is incised with carved lines to indicate feathers and the wings are outlines with concentric oval shapes on the sides of the whistle.
- Materials:shell, wood
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- Hornbostel-Sachs category:421.13 Vessel flutes (without distinct beak)
- Repository:Horniman Museum and Gardens
- Measurements:overall: 330 x 95 x 83 mm