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**Originally Listed At $100**

Pre-Columbian, Ecuador, Bahia, ca. 300 to 500 CE; Central Mexico, Teotihuacan, ca. 3rd to 7th century CE; Gulf Coast Mexico, Veracruz, ca. 550 to 950 CE. Three mold-made terracotta whistles from three distinct Pre-Columbian cultures. First is a Bahia greyware bird whistle with a rounded body, folded wings, perky head with stylized eyes and beak, and a tail that doubles as a mouthpiece. Second is a light-orange standing figural whistle from Teotihuacan with twin protruding feet, a stylized face and crested headdress, and a lengthy mouthpiece on the verso. Last is an avian whistle from the Veracruz culture. It has an overall turkey-like form, with coffee-bean-shaped eyes, two nubbin feet, miniscule wings, and a tail that is also the mouthpiece. Size of largest (Teotihuacan): 5" H (12.7 cm).

Provenance: ex-Adeon Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA, acquired prior to 1970

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Teotihuacan whistle repaired from multiple pieces with adhesive residue and small chips along break lines. All instruments have age-commensurate surface wear, fading to designs, with small nicks and chips to peripheries and interior designs, otherwise very good. Veracruz whistle functions, though other two do not.

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Trio of Pre-Columbian Pottery Whistles

Estimate $100 - $150Jul 30, 2018
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
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