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A Narino Pod-Shaped Hardstone Whistle, ca. 500 - 1000 CE
Regular price$1,500 USD
This object qualifies for free USA shipping and a flat rate fee of $60 if shipping internationally.
Carefully hand-carved from warm tan hardstone in the typical Narino style, the upper half depicts a human head with distinctly carved eyes, nose, and mouth, with two monkeys clinging to the head and back. The lower half, shaped into a pod that tapers to a point, has several circles incised into the stone. Three small holes and one large hole that serves as a mouthpiece are carved into the lower portion to create a whistle.
Dimensions: Height: 6.5 cm (2 5/8 inches)
Condition: Intact and in excellent condition overall. Custom mounted.
Provenance: Private Canadian collection, acquired from the New York trade in 2009.
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