Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Peru
  • flute, late 1800s–1982
  • Where object was made: Peru
  • bamboo
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 24 x 3 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 9 7/16 x 1 1/8 x 9/16 in
  • Gift of Robert J. and Celia Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5448

Of the two lengths of bamboo, one is slightly shorter. They are adhered side by side to make a double flute. Each tube is concave at one end for the mouthpiece, with a rectangular whistlehole. The proper left tube is longer, so the holes are offset. Each tube has a thumbhole and three fingerholes. The flute is a light natural color.