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soprano recorder
  • Aulos
  • soprano recorder, late 1800s–1977
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • plastic
  • Object Length/Diameter: 32.5 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 12 3/4 x 1 1/8 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0747
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Description

This is an off white plastic recorder. It is cylindrical but flares at the mouthpiece end and tapers over its length. The back of the mouthpiece is light brown. It has seven fingerholes, the last two have two small holes rather than one large hole. There is one thumbhole. "AULOS" is printed in gold letters under the mouthpiece.

"MADE IN JAPAN" is inscribed in raised letters on the end.