Parrot with Double-chambered Bottle

Salinar Culture, Peru, Cerro Arena500 - 300 BCE

Gardiner Museum

Gardiner Museum
Toronto, Canada

Salinar double-bodied parrot whistling effigy bottle, Late Early Horizon, with one side moulded as a stylized parrot with curving perforated beak. There is a small rounded handle and a tall spout. It is painted in tan, with brownish-orange lizards, and geometric designs.


  • Title: Parrot with Double-chambered Bottle
  • Creator: Salinar Culture, Peru, Cerro Arena
  • Date Created: 500 - 300 BCE
  • Physical Dimensions: Overall: 17.5 x 17.8 x 10.5 cm (6 7/8 x 7 in., 10.5 cm)
  • Medium: Earthenware, ochre slip, brown pigment, burnishing, and hand-built.

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