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flageolet (flute)
  • Herouard à Paris
    active: France
  • flageolet (flute), circa 1825
  • Where object was made: Paris, France
  • cocuswood, ivory, string, carving
  • Object Length/Diameter: assembled 35.5 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: assembled 14 x 1 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0389.a-d

Dark brown wood and ivory musical instrument in four parts.
2011.0389.a: Tab-like ivory mouthpiecec with a bulbous end that attaches to a narrow wooden cylinder. The cylinder sits into a wider ivory band. "Male" portion below ivory inserts into part b.
2011.0389.b: Cylindrical wooden portion, slightly expanded on lower half with thin ivory rings at either end.
2011.0389.c: Mostly cylindrical wooden portion. Male portion at top, inserts into part b. Remainder of piece is cylindrical with a raised ridge at top and an ivory band at bottom. One notched whistle hole.
2011.0389.d: Cylindrical piece that tapers near end and slightly flares again. Male portion at top inserts into part c. Ridge near end. Ivoery ring at bottom Four fingerholes on one side, two on other.

Each "male" portion is wrapped with red string.