Whistle - ROM2007_9047_1

ROM2007_9047_1

Whistle

Maker: Maya
Medium:clay
Geography: Honduras
Date: 200-800 AD
Dimensions:
Le: 75 cm Wi: 65 cm
Object number: 935.69.1
Not on view
DescriptionAs in many cultures, music was central to life among the Classic Period Maya.  This whistle, shaped like a frog, has two reed holes such that the sound of the animal is made when one blows into the instrument.  Frogs were considered special animals because they moved between land and water.
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