Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Vernon MacNeil
  • flute, late 1800s–1988
  • Where object was made: United States
  • walnut wood?, buckskin, metal, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 53 x 3 x 6 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 20 7/8 x 1 1/8 x 2 3/8 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0635

This cylindrical wooden flute has a small knob with a hole in one end for a mouthpiece. It has a "U" shaped wooden attachement over a silvertone metal plate on the whistle hole. It is tied in place with a strip of buckskin. There are six fingerholes and eight holes around the end in two rows.