Bird-shaped whistle-vase with a single upright spout emerging from the back and connected by a handle with the head. The eyes of the bird are painted, but the beak is modelled. Across the breast a double row of worms painted in polychrome. Highly conventionalized wings painted on each side. Tiahuanico influence.

Vessel in the Form of a Bird, c. 100 BCE - 600 CE

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The William Hood Dunwoody Fundexpand_more  43.2.10

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Title
Vessel in the Form of a Bird
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Artist
Accession Number
43.2.10
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Bird-shaped whistle-vase with a single upright spout emerging from the back and connected by a handle with the head. The eyes of the bird are painted, but the beak is modelled. Across the breast a double row of worms painted in polychrome. Highly conventionalized wings painted on each side. Tiahuanico influence.