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flute in F
  • England, United Kingdom
  • flute in F, early 1800s
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • boxwood, ivory, metal, string, carving, incising
  • Object Length/Diameter: 50 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 19 5/8 x 1 1/8 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0424.a-d

Black flute in four parts.

2011.0424.a: cylindrical mouthpiece with a ridge near joint. Windhole near closed end. Ivory cap on end with incised circle design and ivory band at other end.

2011.0424.b: cylindrical middle section with two "male" elements for insertion into parts a and c. One is wrapped with red thread, the other with whitish thread. Three fingerholes.

2011.0424.c cylinderical segment with a ridge near one end with an ivory band with incised bands. Three fingerholes. Distal end has a "male" element wrapped with whitish thread for insertion into part d.

2011.0424.d: short segment. Mostly cyilndrical with a bulbous expansion near proximal end. Ivory band on either end. Silver colored metal key over expansion.