Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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bong (flute)
  • Aaron Korkoyia
    active: Liberia
  • bong (flute), 1974
  • Where object was made: Liberia
  • piassava (palm) reed, beeswax, burning
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 3.5 x 3 x 32 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 1 3/8 x 1 3/16 x 12 5/8 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0074
Description

Flute made from a light brown reed. At each end there is a thick layer of black natural material, identified as beeswax by the donor. The mouth end is closed and the breath hole is on the side. There are four finger holes close to the distal end.