Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Afghanistan
    active: Afghanistan
  • flute, early-mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Afghanistan?
  • wood, paint, carving
  • Object Length/Diameter: 34 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 13 3/8 x 3/4 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0683

This is a cylindrical wooden flute with the mouthpiece angled at the back and a rectangular whistle hole. It has five fingerholes. The mouthpiece end is painted grey with a light brown band. The end is painted grey. There is a gold painted band at each color change and at the top of the main portion of the brown body.