Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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end-blown pipe
  • Sioux peoples
  • end-blown pipe, circa 1977
  • Where object was made: South Dakota, United States
  • turkey bone, wax, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 15.5 x 2 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 6 1/8 x 13/16 x 1 3/16 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0102

Whiste or pipe made from a single piece of bone that is hollowed out in the center. There is a notch carved into the bone at the mouth end and the end is plugged with a colorless substance, possibly wax.