Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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globular flute
  • Papua New Guinea
  • globular flute, late 1800s–1985
  • Where object was made: Papua New Guinea
  • nut, carving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 6 x 7.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 3/8 x 2 15/16 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0554

This is a globular end blown flute. It is a hollow wooden sphere with two holes, one to be blown over. The second hole may be a finger hole to change pitch. The entire external surface is decorated with leaf-like designs and lines in low relief. It is a dark brown color.