DescriptionColima Captive, Maya Turtle, and Aztec Whistle
Colima, Maya, and Aztec
Circa 200 BC-1200 AD
3½" to 4½" Long
The group consists of a mold made Maya whistle in the form of a sea turtle, intact with minor abrasions, and retains red pigment on the shell. Next, a bound Colima female laying on a bed with feet tied and three straps securing the woman over her chest. She is intact with ancient chip to nose, otherwise, intact and strong deposits. The last piece is an unusual joined whistle, probably made from two different objects. The larger body is a small cream terra cotta Mayan ocarina with damage to the mouthpiece and has been joined with a well matched Aztec flute fragment of a well modeled howler monkey wearing elaborate headdress.
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