Small Toy Whistle

Unknown3000 - 2500 B.C.E.

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn, New York City, United States

Small toy whistle in the shape of a hen, of reddish clay painted with red stripes to represent feathers. Hollow, with a flat base and a hole in the tail which produces a whistle when one blows into it. The eyes are indicated by two applied circles of pottery.


  • Title: Small Toy Whistle
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 3000 - 2500 B.C.E.
  • Location Created: Chanhu Daro, Pakistan
  • Type: Recreation, Toy
  • Rights: A. Augustus Healy Fund
  • External Link: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/3420/Small_Toy_Whistle
  • Medium: Hand-modeled baked clay with polychromy
  • Period: Indus Valley Civilization
  • Dimensions: 2 1/8 x 2 9/16 in. (5.4 x 6.5 cm)
  • Culture: Harappa
  • Collection: Asian Art
  • Accession number: 37.38

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