Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Chimú peoples
    active 900–1470
  • quena, 1100–1300
  • Where object was made: Peru
  • llama bone, incising
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 22.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 8 7/8 x 1 x 1 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0097

Flute made from a long bone of a llama that is hollowed out and has four finger holes down one side. The bone is light brown in color and above the top finger hole is incised a small diamond shape with a dot in the center.