Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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nsegu (cone flute)
  • Acholi peoples
  • nsegu (cone flute), 1970
  • Where object was made: Uganda
  • wood, goat skin, yarn, carving
  • Object Length/Diameter: 19 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 7 1/2 x 1 3/16 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0055
Description

Small wooden flute with no finger holes. It is open at each end and tapers to a small point at one end. The larger end is wrapped in a piece of goat skin with black hair. Remnants of white yarn at one area of the goat skin, possibly a tassle or loop at one time.