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Ahpi'kon (flute)
  • Don Secondine
    born 1952
    born: Nowata, Okalahoma, United States ; active: United States
  • Ahpi'kon (flute), 1991–1992
  • Where object was made: Dover, Ohio, United States
  • cherry wood, pewter, sterling silver, buckskin, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 56 x 3.5 x 17.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 22 1/16 x 1 3/8 x 6 7/8 in
  • Museum purchase: Gift of the Friends of the KUMA
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5913
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Dark brown cylindrical wooden flute. Mouthpiece hole at end. Stylized wooden bird attached over top of whistle hole, held in place with strip of light colored buckskin and a second just below. Silver disc dangles below with large circular cutout and smaller designs around. Whistle hole is also partially occluded by a metal plate. Six finger holes in a row. Four spirit holes at foot. Eight silver colored metal bands, are regular intervals.