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flauta double de pico (flute)
  • Mexico
  • flauta double de pico (flute), 700–900 CE
  • Where object was made: Colima, Mexico
  • ceramic
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 30 x 4 x 2 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 11 3/4 x 1 9/16 x 3/4 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0664

This orange ceramic flute is somewhat rectangular because it is two parallel pipes with space between filled with clay. One shared mouthpiece has two holes and each pipe has a rectangular whistle hole. Each pipe has four fingerholes at the opposite end.