Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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bong (flute)
  • Aaron Korkoyia
    active: Liberia
  • bong (flute), 1974
  • Where object was made: Liberia
  • piassava (palm) reed, beeswax, cowrie shells
  • Object Length/Diameter: 28.5 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 11 1/4 x 1 1/8 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0713

The bamboo flute has black wax on both ends and three cowrie shells on one end. It has an "X" burned on one side of the flute. There is one mouth hole and four fingerholes.