Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Italy
  • ocarina, circa 1979
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • terracotta, paint
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 6.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 2 9/16 x 1 9/16 x 1 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0104

Ocarina made from tan colored terracotta. The body of the ocarina is shaped like a rounded rectangle, with an elongated breath hole at one end. On the front there are four finger holes and one voicing or fipple hole. On the back are two holes that go into the body of the flute and a small loop for using the ocarina as a pendant. On the front there is a scene painted in green, brown, gray, blue, and red.