**Originally Listed At $300**
Pre-Columbian, Colombia, to Ecuador (Carchi) region, Northern Highlands, Narino, ca. 800 to 1500 CE. A fine group of 4 hand-built pottery whistles exhibiting conch-shell forms. The 3 smaller whistles are covered in cream-hued slip and have pierced mouth holes on one end and a pierced suspension hole on the other. One small whistle has red pigment adorning one end in a fretted pattern, and another has a trio of red stripes interspersed by faded orange pigment. The largest whistle has its mouth on the side of the body and features a single coiled striation filled with red pigment on one end. The larger whistle produces a nice sound when played, though the trio of smaller whistles do not produce sound. Size of largest: 4.875" L x 3.5" W (12.4 cm x 8.9 cm).
Exhibited in "Artifacts of Ecuador: Collection of Col. William R. Cameron (Ret.), Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, January 8 to 29, 1977
Provenance: private California, USA collection, acquired in 2004; ex-private Gill family collection, Pebble Beach, California, USA, acquired in 1980; ex-Colonel William R. Cameron (Ret.) collection, California, USA, acquired in 1965 to 1968; exhibited in "Artifacts of Ecuador: Collection of Col. William R. Cameron (Ret.), Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, January 8 to 29, 1977
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