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  • Iran
  • nay, 1888–1928
  • Where object was made: Iran
  • cane, brass, thread, pigment, incising
  • Object Length/Diameter: 64.5 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 25 3/8 x 13/16 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2015.0075
Description

Long reed pipe that has brass around both ends and is divided into five sections with wrapped thread that is covered in purplish red pigment or wax. In the two sections closest to the mouthpiece there are incised designs of human figures, one playing a stringed instrument and the other holding small objects in their hand, both surrounded by birds and fishes. The lower three sections are filled with incised images of birds and flowers.