Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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end-blown flute
  • Lobi peoples
  • end-blown flute
  • Where object was made: Burkina Faso
  • wood, staining, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 14 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 5 1/2 x 1 3/8 x 1 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0106
Description

Small flute carved from a piece of wood and stained dark brown. At the mouth end, the opening has two points on either side, like stylized horns. The body of the flute tapers out slightly, then down to a point at the end. At the small end, there is a hole carved through it, possibly to hang as a pendant. There are two small holes drilled into the side of the flute at the widest part, and one more small hole near the small end.