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tlapitzalli (flute)
  • Colima peoples
  • tlapitzalli (flute), 700–900 CE
  • Where object was made: Colima, Mexico
  • ceramic
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 36 x 3 x 4.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 14 1/8 x 1 1/8 x 1 3/4 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0405
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Cylindrical ceramic flute. Tapered mouthpiece with a rectangular whistle hole. Four fingerholes . Decorated with a modeled iguana below whistlehole but above fingerholes. Orange.