A good Narino Terracotta Ocarina,  ca. 500 - 1000 CE
A good Narino Terracotta Ocarina,  ca. 500 - 1000 CE
A good Narino Terracotta Ocarina,  ca. 500 - 1000 CE
A good Narino Terracotta Ocarina,  ca. 500 - 1000 CE
A good Narino Terracotta Ocarina,  ca. 500 - 1000 CE
A good Narino Terracotta Ocarina,  ca. 500 - 1000 CE

A good Narino Terracotta Ocarina, ca. 500 - 1000 CE

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an early flute of stylized shell form, the body, with highly burnished cream-slip finish is decorated with two facing jaguars in red/brown polychrome.

Once dismissed as mere toys or playthings, modern x-ray technology revealed hidden chambers that allowed for the creation of up to 17 different notes in some cases as well as musically advanced scales. Far from being toys, the ocarinas of antiquity are marvels of design and musical knowledge. It is now believed ocarinas were played in sacred ceremonies to induce healing, trance, and invoke different deities and are still used today by many of the surviving indigenous cultures.

Condition: Some minor loss of polychrome that does not detract but is otherwise intact and in very good condition overall.  A lovely example.

Dimensions: Length: 5 3/4 inches (14.5 cm)

Provenance: Private Delaware collection.

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