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U991.8.42
Artist / Maker : Unknown
Title : Untitled (Bird Effigy Ocarina)
Date (Execution) : 1000-1550
Geographical Origin : Rio Claro, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Cultural Group : Diquis
Style / Period : Pre-Columbian
Medium / Material  : Ceramic
Support / Technique :
Object Type : ocarinas
Visual Description : Musical instrument whistle in the form of a bird. The ocarina is in the form of a stylized bird in the act of alighting. The tail is adapted as the mouth-piece; two finger holes are placed on the breast; the air vent is under the tail. The neck is perforated transversely to facilitate suspension.
Accession # : U991.8.42
Width (cm) : 5.20
Height (cm) : 4.30
Depth (cm) : 4.50
Mandatory Credit : Gift of William and Henrietta Schmidt
Artist Statement :