Musician Playing a Panpipe (Stirrup Spout vessel) (Primary Title)
vessel (Object Name)

Unknown (Artist)

AD 100–500
terracotta with polychrome slips
South America,Peru,South Coast,Andean
Overall: 7 1/2 × 5 × 5 1/2 in. (19.05 × 12.7 × 13.97 cm)
This vessel depicts a seated musician playing a panpipe, or siku, an ancient Andean instrument. Ancient American rituals were closely associated with music and dance. For the Nazca the primary musical instruments were the panpipe and drum, but trumpets, flutes, whistles, and rattles were also used. Examples of a trumpet and whistle are also presented in this gallery.
Early Intermediate
Arthur and Margaret Glasgow Fund
Image released via Creative Commons CC-BY-NC

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