Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Greece
  • flute, late 1800s–1969
  • Where object was made: Greece
  • maple wood, incising, paint
  • Object Length/Diameter: 39 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 15 3/8 x 1 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0697

This is a cylindrical wooden flute of light-colored wood that tapers slightly over its length. It has a small hole in the end and a rectangular whistle hole. The six fingerholes are all ringed with brown. The front is incised with a three leaf design above fingerholes and a square divided into triangles. Each of these are painted in brown and pink. There are incised chevrons on the sides of the fingerholes with a leaf-like design in pink and brown.