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  • Santos Tuye
  • flute, 1950–1993
  • Where object was made: Sololá, Sololá, Guatemala
  • cane, incising
  • Object Length/Diameter: 40 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 15 3/4 x 1 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0471

Dark brown cylindrical flute. Windhole and one end and seven fingerholes, the last slightly off set. Thumbhole on back. Rudimentary face incised under windhole, a triangle for the nose and two notches for eyes. Arms and hands bent to chin. Lines on either side of fingerholes may be legs.