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quena (flute)
  • Peru
  • quena (flute), 1400s
  • Where object was made: Peru
  • bird bone, pigment
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 23 x 2.5 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 9 1/16 x 1 x 3/4 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0662

This flute is made from a long bone that has been rubbed with blue pigment. It has six fingerholes. The cut end is notched for the mouthpiece. Adhesive tape covers some holes.