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Wooden Whistle

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1979A245
Collection:Ethnography - Africa
Date:1880 c - 1920 c


The design of the whistle has anthropomorphic characteristics, with a seemingly shrivelled head above a bulging body and around the neck is wrapped a small length of cord or string.

Presented by Stoke-on-Trent City Museum and Art Gallery, 1979.

Further Information

Production Period:Late 19th - early 20th Century
Place of Origin:Democratic Republic of Congo
Place of Excavation:Congo Region, Central Africa, Zaire


Height:137 mm
Width:48 mm
Depth:49 mm