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flute in D
  • United States
  • flute in D, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cocuswood?, nickel silver, ivory?, staining, carving
  • Object Length/Diameter: assembled 62 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: assembled 24 3/8 x 1 1/8 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0669.a-d

This wooden cylindrical flute is in four pieces. The mouthpiece (2007.0669.d) has a nickel silver band at either end, and a hole near one end. It has two middlle sections. The proximal section (2007.0669.c) has three fingerholes. The more distal section (2007.0669.b) has three fingerholes and a nickel silver band at one end. The end section (2007.0669.a) has an ivory band at either end and one nickel silver key. It is dark brown.