Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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nay (flute)
  • Egypt
  • nay (flute), late 1800s–2001
  • Where object was made: Egypt
  • papyrus?, wire, burning
  • Object Length/Diameter: 39.5 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 15 1/2 x 3/4 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0710

This is a length of a reed, open on both ends with six fingerholes. It has wire wrapped at either end and just above the fingerholes. It is a light natural color with burned blotches.