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huayra-puhura (panpipe)
  • unknown Nazca maker
    active 100 CE–800 CE
  • huayra-puhura (panpipe), 400–600 CE
  • Where object was made: Peru
  • terracotta, paint
  • Object Height/Width: 39.5 x 19 cm
    Object Height/Width: 15 1/2 x 7 1/2 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0655

This ceramic panpipe has 12 tubes in graduated order. The majority of the piece is light orange-brown. The triangle near the bottom is red. There is a thin black line at the top of the red segment and the top of the flute.