Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • India
  • flute, circa 1963
  • Where object was made: India
  • mahogany wood, wire, paper, staining, chromolithograph?, foil?
  • Object Length/Diameter: 33 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 13 x 9/16 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0699

This cylindrical wooden flute has an angled mouthpiece and five fingerholes. It has the image of the bust of a male diety, identified as Krishna, printed on paper. There is a dimensional wire decoration over the pink foil above and below the image of Krishna. It has a gold band above all of the decoration and bands of wire between the fingerholes.