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dvojnice (flute)
  • Yugoslavia
  • dvojnice (flute), mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Yugoslavia (present-day Serbia and Montenegro)
  • wood, carving, incising
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 32.5 x 4 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 12 3/4 x 1 9/16 x 3/4 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0679

The mouthpiece of this wooden flute is angled on the back with two holes at the top and two whistle holes. It is an overall rectangular shape with two pipes at the distal end. The facing left pipe has four fingerholes and the facing right pipe has three finger holes. Each fingerhole is in a divot and separated with an incised line.

The flat front of the mouthpiece is decorated with half of a medallion, resembling a sunrise, with a dimpled background. The medallion below the mouthpiece is also on a dimpled background. There is a second "half medallion" just above the pipes. The area between medallions is decorated with rows of scallops, triangles, or diagonal lines. It has vertical rows of three notches below the fingerholes.