Gray terracotta, 3 1/4” length with bulbous body, short bird wings and mammal like head with keen ears and conical snout. Very likely representing a bat. The tail forming the mouth piece. The back with central hole, a smaller hole closer to the mouth piece and two tiny holes, closer. All, including the tiny two pierced through. Those are so close and so small that fingering is impossible and they could not transmit enough air to change the tone. Accordingly, a three note range precludes this whistle as a musical instrument. Instead, it is an accessory to the rituals which controlled Mayan life and centered on human sacrifice. Research in this area is in early stages and availability of Mayan artifacts limited.

Stock Number: FNS2392

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