Feline-form Whistle

Feline-form Whistle

300 BC-AD 500
Culture
Greater Nicoya
Country
Costa Rica
Style/Tradition
Marbella Zoned Punctate
whistle
Modeled tan clay with slip, colored brown through reduction firing techniques. Zones of matte, covered with a white pigment slip, and burnished decorate the surface and are delineated by deep incision, while applique models the animal's features.
Gift of Frederick and Jan Mayer
1993.621
. Feline-form Whistle. 300 BC-AD 500. Modeled tan clay with slip, colored brown through reduction firing techniques. Zones of matte, covered with a white pigment slip, and burnished decorate the surface and are delineated by deep incision, while applique models the animal's features.. Gift of Frederick and Jan Mayer. 1993.621.
Dimensions
height: 2 3/4 in, 6.9850 cm; width: 2 5/8 in, 6.6675 cm; depth: 3 1/4 in, 8.2550 cm
Department
Mayer Center, Art of the Ancient Americas
Collection
Art of the Ancient Americas
Known Provenance
Gifted 31 December 1993 by Frederick and Jan Mayer of Denver, CO to the Denver Art Museum. Provenance research is on-going at the Denver Art Museum. Please e-mail provenance@denverartmuseum.org, if you have questions, or if you have additional information to share with us.
Exhibition History
  • "Reading the Unwritten Past: Central American Culture before Columbus." Lamont Gallery, Frederick R. Mayer Arts Center, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH, September 18, 1992-October 25, 1992.

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