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Double-chambered Figural Bridge-spout Whistling Bottle

Date: 800-1100
Dimensions:
Overall: 16.8 x 18.2 x 12.5 cm (6 5/8 x 7 3/16 x 4 15/16 in.)
Medium: Red earthenware, pigment, and hand-built.
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:Peru
Object number: G83.1.172
DescriptionLambayeque moulded double-chambered whistling vessel, Early Intermediate period, with the front of the square section being surmounted by a standing llama, with two attendants. The back body moulded in the form of a shell with a tall tapering spout and a wide strap handle. It is painted in black, cream and reddish-brown, with areas of scroll and circular geometric patterns.