Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Zenú maker
    active 200 BCE–1600 CE
  • flute, 1100–1200 CE
  • Where object was made: Colombia
  • ceramic
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 19.5 x 4.5 x 5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 7 5/8 x 1 3/4 x 1 15/16 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0423

Ceramic flute with a conical body. Flattened, rectangular mouthpiece at wide end of cone. Four fingerholes. Modeled alligator sits on flute between fingerholes and mouthpiece. Brown-red with firing cloud at end.