Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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tarka
  • Bolivia
  • tarka, circa 1967
  • Where object was made: La Paz, Bolivia
  • wood, carving, staining
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 33.5 x 4 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 13 3/16 x 1 9/16 x 1 3/16 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2015.0080
Description

Carved wooden flute with flat sides and stained a dark brown color. Carved in deep relief with a stylized human figure near the mouthpiece. Another human face is carved at the bottom. Triangular shapes along the sides by the finger holes.