Tairona. <em>Ocarina in the Form of a Seated Figure</em>, 1100–1500. Ceramic, 4 7/8 x 4 1/8 x 1 1/2 in. (12.4 x 10.5 x 3.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Tessim Zorach
, 71.128. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 71.128.jpg)

Ocarina in the Form of a Seated Figure


Medium: Ceramic

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Dimensions: 4 7/8 x 4 1/8 x 1 1/2 in. (12.4 x 10.5 x 3.8 cm)



Accession Number: 71.128

Image: 71.128.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Ocarina in the form of a seated figure of a man or bat deity wearing a fan headdress. The area where the figure is resting is bound by two serpents and wind instrument is decorated by incision marks that are filled with white paint. The front of the figure has four air vents; the back has three. Condition: generally good. There is a repair to proper left side of the crown: three areas have been broken off and repaired; also, each side of the upper corner has a small chip.

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