Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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flute in D
  • United States
  • flute in D, circa 1820–1830
  • Where object was made: United States
  • boxwood, ivory, metal, cork, thread, carving
  • Object Length/Diameter: 61 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 24 x 1 3/16 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0095.a-e

Flute in five parts, carved from a light brown wood, with bands of ivory and metal keys. Part a has the breath hole on the side, an ivory band at each end, and a brass colored metal tube that inserts into the next section. Part b is the smallest section, with no finger holes and an ivory band at one end, and metal tube on the inside. Part c has three finger holes and two metal keys, and each end is wrapped in black thread. Part d has three finger holes, one metal key, one end finished with an ivory band, and one end wrapped in black thread. Part e has no finger holes, one metal key, and both ends are tipped with ivory bands.