Human effigy ocarina
11.2 x 5.8 cm (4 7/16 x 2 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ancient South America Gallery (Gallery LG33)
Human effigy ocarina depicting a standing, elderly male figure. His face is decorated with beauty scarification, tatoos or face painting, the predominant motif being a herringbone or plaited design. His mouth is extended forward with pursed lips as if he were calling or whistling. Each ear is pierced with two large holes. The ocarina's bulbous mouthpiece is attached to the figure's back, and a fingerhole at each side of the figure allows for the creation of multiple pitches.