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flauto de pico replica (flute)
  • Mexico
  • flauto de pico replica (flute), circa 1970
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 24 x 6.5 x 7 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 9 7/16 x 2 1/2 x 2 3/4 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0413

Ceramic musical instrument. Five finger holes. Tapered mouthpiece and flared end. Human face with a wide, flat headdress and large ear frontals at top, just under black mouthpiece. Two different human faces at bottom. One has a smaller, flat headdress and large ear frontals. The other face does not have a headdress or ear frontals. Modeled red snake with black detail runs length of flute. Bell of flute is red, body is brown-grey.