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flauta de pico replica (flute)
  • Mexico
  • flauta de pico replica (flute), late 1800s–1979
  • Where object was made: Tijuana, Baja California Norte, Mexico
  • ceramic
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 14 x 15 x 29 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 5 1/2 x 5 7/8 x 11 3/8 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0542
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The ceramic flute has an animal figure. The flute is cylindrical with two wing-like extensions near the mouthpiece. The wings are pressed with an intricate curlicue design and there is a human figure in between. He appears to have his arms spread wide and wears a headdress, straight hair, necklace, and ear frontals. The animal appears to be some kind of mythical creature with four legs, sitting vertically, and a bird-like tail with a comb on its head. It has pressed stylized feathers on the tops of the arms.

There are four fingerholes on the undecorated portion of the flute behind the animal. It has a light orange and grey mottled surface.