Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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flauta de pico replica (flute)
  • Mexico
  • flauta de pico replica (flute), mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • ceramic, pigment
  • Object Length/Diameter: 21.5 x 5.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 8 7/16 x 2 1/8 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0611

This is a ceramic flute. The mouthpiece is decorated as a snake head with raised eyes. It has four finger holes on the shaft, the front of which is painted green and decorated with wavy lines. It has a human face at the top and bottom of the shaft. The top face has a headdress with two horn-like projections and red details. The bottom face has a headdress with vertical lines and two red circles at the top corners. Both faces have prominent ear spools.