Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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end-blown pipe
  • Greece
  • end-blown pipe, circa 1966
  • Where object was made: Greece
  • wood, wire, leather, carving, staining, burning
  • Object Length/Diameter: 30 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 11 13/16 x 1 3/8 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0062

Flute carved from wood. There are six fingerholes on the front. The end closer to the mouthpiece is carved with a human face and the pupils are burned into the wood. Above the face is a band that is dyed red. The distal end is dyed black or a very dark blue. At the mouthpiece end the flute is wrapped with gray metal wire. Below the face, a thin loop of brown leather is tied around the flute.