**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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