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The Artful Influences of SOTTR Pt. 1

The Chimu Whistling Jar


This Chimu Whistling Jar is inspired from the real counterpart piece found below.


Whistling Jar

Period: Late Intermediate (Chimu) (Pre-Columbian)

Date: 1000–1476

Geography: North Coast, Peru

Culture: Chimu

Medium: Mold-form clay

Dimensions: 6 5/16 × 3 3/4 in., 2.374oz. (16 × 9.5 cm, 67.306g)

Classification: Aerophone-Blow Hole-vessel flute

Credit Line: The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889

Accession Number: 89.4.689

If you look closely throughout the Paititi market and other areas in that hub, you will see this beautiful artifact. This is a pre-Columbian instrument from the Andes. Not a lot is known about these flutes or other animal modeled instruments. It is thought they served their role in ceremonial practices. This type of jar is usually one or two chambers. They make their sound by either blowing in the spout or pouring liquid from chamber to chamber which takes on a twittering sound characteristic of certain bird species. You can learn more about this facinating instrument HERE

Thank you for viewing this article. Part 2 shall be posted in a few days. Part 3 will expond upon the cultures Chimu, Moche and Sican. However, for the next article stand by for info about the Tumi knife that Lara found in the game, and the pre-Columbian god Viracocha. You have seen it everywhere in Paititi. I shall expound about these and more in Part 2 of 

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Student of Egyptology. Huge Tomb Raider fan. Little Croft is my nickname because i am a short version of Lara long braid and all. But I am me not her! LOL! Explorer. World Traveller. Writer. Languages. I enjoy web developing, meeting new friends, having a true blast in the Tomb Raider fan circle. I never get mad. I like to laugh. Have fun. Always learning. Family is an important factor in my life. I do not waste precious time being angry, catty, gossipy, hateful nor a troublemaker. If you are a mean, hateful person, I will just stop talking to you. *waves goodbye whilst smiling* Being nice is good. So, stop by and say hi if you drop in. I would love to hear from you!

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