Pre Columbian Lambayeque Stirrup whistle Vessel South American Ancient art antiques

£625.00

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Pre Columbian Sican Lambayeque Stirrup whistle Vessel
A most interesting stirrup whistle vessel of a man seated on top of a raft of storage vessel, the vessel features a conical spout that creates a high-pitched whistling sound from the opposite end of the handle when air is blown into it, In ancient times this would have been filled with Maize beer whist performing a ritual the whistling sound being made as the liquid is poured out.
Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, Sican-Lambayeque culture, ca. 750 to 1370 CE. when air is blown in. Size: H 8.5″ x 4.125″ W x 6.3″ H (22 cm x 18 x 14 cm
Ex Late Romy Rey collection UK Collected before 1960

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