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quena (flute)
  • Peru
  • quena (flute), 1200 CE
  • Where object was made: Peru
  • bird bone, paint?, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 8.5 x 2.5 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 3 3/8 x 1 x 1 1/8 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0439
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Flute made from the long bone of a bird. Mouthpiece end is cut with a small notch. Six fingerholes and one thumbhole. Hole in end. Mottled black.