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Whistle

This ceramic instrument is an artifact of the Arica culture, which inhabited the northern coast of modern-day Chile between 1000 and 1532 CE. Comparison with other pieces suggests that it belongs to the Faldas del Morro Period.

It is a double ocarina, which means that, when played, it produces two slightly out of key sounds at the same time. This generates a forceful, strident, dissonant sound with tremolos (the sound varies over time). Half of the piece is wrapped with thread, forming bands in two colors.

Dimensions: 190 mm high x 600 mm long x 260 mm wide (approx 7” x 23” x 10”).

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Part Code: MCHAP 2771

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