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figural flute
  • unknown Tairona maker
  • figural flute, late 1800s–2011
  • Where object was made: Colombia
  • ceramic
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 12.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 4 7/8 x 1 9/16 x 1 3/8 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0445

Ceramic flute with an overall cylindrical shape. Human-like face with a tall headdress occupies about half of the height. Arms resting on figure's abdomen, but no legs are indicated. Rectangular hole on back and two fingerholes. Dark grey.