Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small flute
  • unknown maker from Mexico
  • small flute, late 1800s–1992
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • ceramic
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 14 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 5 1/2 x 1 3/8 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Allen A. Heflin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6387

The small black ceramic flute has a curved bell at one end and a tab-like mouthpiece at the opposite end. There are three fingerholes and raised ridges with small notches above each fingerhole. There is a rectangular whistle hole on the back of the mouthpiece.