Double-chambered Whistling Vessel in the form of a Bird

Unidentified Late Chimú or Chimú Inca maker


Late Chimu, 1300-1472 or Chimu-Inca, 1472-1532

Smudge-fired black terracotta

Overall: 6 5/16 × 8 1/4 × 4 5/16 in. (16 × 21 × 11 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Mrs. Victor M. Cutter, Class of 1903W



Place Made: Peru, South America



Object Name

Musical Instrument

Research Area


Not on view

Course History

ANTH 23, The Incas, Alan Covey, Spring 2013

ANTH 24, Early Civilizations of the Andes, Alan Covey, Spring 2014

Exhibition History

Gene Y. Kim, Class of 1985, Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 18, 2005-January 21, 2008.

Oculate Beings and Horrible Birds: Image and Meaning in Ancient Andean Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 30, 1999-November 5, 2000, no. 2.


Collected by Victor Macomber Cutter (1881-1952), Class of 1903, in the early 1900's; lent to present collection, 1938-1953; bequeathed to his wife Florence deJongh Cutter, 1953; given to present collection, 1953.

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