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xiao (flute)
  • China
  • xiao (flute), 1700–1900
  • Where object was made: China
  • nephrite jade, string, carving, macrame
  • Object Length/Diameter: 52.5 x 2 cm string decoration not included
    Object Length/Diameter: 20 5/8 x 3/4 in string decoration not included
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0409

Cylindrical flute of light green jade. Five fingerholes. One thumbhole on back and two holes through which a yellow knotted decoration is threaded. The decoration has two long tassels with red and green accents.