Double-Chambered Whistling Vessel in the form of a Bird

Unidentified Chimú Inca maker



Smudge-fired blackware terracotta

Overall: 6 11/16 × 8 7/16 × 4 1/8 in. (17 × 21.5 × 10.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Richard J. MacCornack, Class of 1937



Place Made: North Coast, Peru, South America



Object Name

Musical Instrument

Research Area


Not on view

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. 43.


Acquired in Peru by Richard John MacCornack (1914-1998), Boulder, Colorado, about 1938; given to present collection, 1956.

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