Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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unfinished tarka
  • Peru
  • unfinished tarka, circa 1969
  • Where object was made: Peru
  • mahogany wood, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 50 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 19 5/8 x 1 3/8 x 1 3/8 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0652

This flute has a square cross-section for most of its length, only the fingerhole segment is rounded on the front. It has a small semicircular mouthpiece at the top and a rectangular whistlehole. There are six fingerholes. The flute is undecorated.