Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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flauta de pico replica (flute)
  • Mexico
  • flauta de pico replica (flute), circa 1970
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 21 x 5 x 5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 8 1/4 x 1 15/16 x 1 15/16 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0417

Ceramic flute with a trapezoidal mouthpiece, cylindrical body and flared end. The mouthpiece has green circles, as the eyes to the mouthpiece that resembles a snake's head. There is a human face with two conical projections on head and large ear frontals at bottom of mouthpiece. There is another human face wearing a tall headdress and ear frontals at the bottom of the flute. Fourn fingerholes. Key-like pattern incised on either side of fingerholes. Flute itself is brown, but the fingerhole section is red and the rim at bottom is green.