Whistling top - 923.17.89_1


Whistling top

Medium:Wheel-thrown stoneware with glaze
Geography: China
Date: 11th-12th century AD
Period: Northern Song-Jin Dynasty
15 x 8.8 cm
Object number: 923.17.89
Credit Line: The George Crofts Collection
Not on view
DescriptionWhistling Top. Glazed stoneware. Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 1000 - 1234 AD. The player sets the top in motion by tossing it out, releasing at the same time the string that has been wrapped around its base. It produces a buzzing sound while spinning.
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