Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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soprano recorder
  • Johannes Adler
    active: Germany
  • soprano recorder, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • pear wood, varnish, carving, staining, incising
  • Object Length/Diameter: a) 11.5 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: a) 4 1/2 x 1 3/16 in
    Object Length/Diameter: b) 23 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: b) 9 1/16 x 1 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0543.a,b

This wooden recorder is in two parts. It is a glossy orange-brown color.

2007.0543.a is the mouthpiece with an angled end and square whistlehole. There are three lines incised around the distal end.

2007.0543.b is cylindrical with a slight flare at the distal end. The proximal end is smaller to insert into part a. There are six fingerholes and a seventh on the raised band near the end. "BAROQUE" is incised above the first fingerhole.