Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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flauta de pico replica (flute)
  • Mexico
  • flauta de pico replica (flute), late 1800s–1977
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Length/Diameter: 22.5 x 5.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 8 7/8 x 2 1/8 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0612

This vertical ceramic flute has a mouthpiece and slightly flared bell. The flute is a light red-brown with red paint on the mouthpiece and at the other end. All four fingerholes on the shaft are enclosed in a green strip of paint. There are molded human faces attached above and below the green strip. Both faces have large ear spools and green paint on 1-2 details, though the top face has a squareish headdress and the bottom has a round headdress.