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bird shaped globular flute
  • Colombia
  • bird shaped globular flute, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Colombia
  • clay, incising
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 8.5 x 11.5 x 8 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 3 3/8 x 4 1/2 x 3 1/8 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2015.0094
Description
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Bird shaped flute made from dark brown clay. The head protrudes upward, the two wings are curved and extend backward on the bottom, and the tail is flared and extends to the back. The mouth hole is at the end of the tail and there are two finger holes on the top of each wing. There are incised rows of dots along the neck of the bird, around each finger hole, and on the top of the head.