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flute in D
  • Germany
  • flute in D, mid-late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • rosewood or boxwood, cork, metal, staining, carving
  • Object Length/Diameter: assembled 61 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width: assembled 24 x 1 1/8 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0670.a,b

This very dark brown cylindrical flute is in two pieces. The mouthpiece (2007.0670.b) appears to be two pieces that no longer come apart. The end has a small knob and the hole is about midway through the mouthpiece. The second piece flares slightly at the distal end. The ends of both pieces have a silver colored metal band, so it appears there is a metal band in the middle of the piece.

The portion with fingerholes (2007.0670.a) also appears to be two pieces that no longer come apart. There are six open fingerholes and six silver metal keys. There is a silver metal band at the end of each component piece, which appears to separate between fingerholes 3 and 4.